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Hepa B Non Reactive And Hiv Test
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
See below: These are two different tests that have to be ordered individually. ...Read more
No: No, you have to be tested by hepatitis profile, a different blood test, as they are different viruses. ...Read more
How long after getting a cadaver graft do I have to wait for a home test to detect possible hepatitis b and c? Is there a 3 month wait like HIV?
Probably no need: The cadaver graft source surely was tested and the graft wouldn't have been used unless negative for all these viruses. If testing is really needed for some reason, the wait for accurate HIV test is 4-8 weeks, depending on which test is done; 3 months is old news. For hepatitis B and C, it's 6-12 weeks, depending on risk. Discuss all this with your doctor. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of HIV but I tested (-) for it… my dr tested me for hepatitis b, dsdna, and ld. I had a positive ANA 1.80. Any other tests?
Night sweats: You list night sweats and this is serious business. I would not fault your physician for sending you for echo to look for endocarditis. A search for tuberculosis, occult hodgkin's, and a host of other illnesses depending on your history, physical and routine labs are in order. ...Read more
If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?
Got stuck by needle used to flush IV line. No visible blood in needle. Is my risk very high for hepa b and hiv? So scared!
Absolutely NOT: They are 2 completely separate infections. I would recommend getting tested for HIV as if present, prognosis for hep b is worse. But there are lots of people with just chronic hep b infection. It is not so bad as long as you get regular f/u and treatment if liver affected. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if you are hepatitis b surface antibodies positive does this mean you have HIV as well?
I was having my blood drawn today. The nurse dropped her gloves on the floor and then used them to draw my blood. Can I get hiv or hepatitis b/c?
Any: Any compromised skin at all; if your cut hasn't healed yet, there is a chance for infection. Get screened if you have been exposed. ...Read more
Contaminated needles: Years ago they found a case of hepb in a worker who got stuck by a needle cleaning out a crack house that had been abandoned for a year. All the mentioned illnesses are passed readily thru contaminated needles. The blood tainting the needle itself, hub or syringe can spread the disease to any subsequent user. ...Read more
% of getting hiv/hepatitis-B/C by toilet water splashing back at your hemmorhoid/anal fischure if last person was infected & didn't flush completely?
Forget it: That's not a realistic concern. During the old days, family members of patients simply did not get infected with these except be practices recognized as risky. If you find yourself thinking obsessively about this stuff, a short course of cognitive behavioral therapy may be a huge help. Life is hard enough without such fears. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can HIV be cured because I think so because I found out that hepatitis b which is a viral STD can be cured which HIV is also viral.?
No cure for HIV: Most viruses are cured by the immune system, and a few can be cured with drugs. Hepatitis B is one of these; in most people the immune system clears it up and drug treatment often is effective as well. Unfortunately, HIV is not such a virus. It can be suppressed with treatment, and most people now can expect to live nearly normal lives. There is hope for a cure someday, but not yet. ...Read more
If my lymphocyte count is low, are two years enough to pick up a possible hiv, HCV and hepatitis b infections after a possible exposure?
Yes.: All three seroconvert (show detectable antibodies) in a few weeks; six months at the very longest. You're fine. ...Read more
I need colonoscopy, without HIV, hepatitis B or C, not cancer. Where to find a doctor who understands the dilemma and what to do about it? TB
Does getting a non-reactive result on an HIV test mean negative? Even with that result can you still be infected?
Yes,: Yes, non-reactive is negative. But you need to know a little more. There are two main ways of looking for HIV infection--by looking for the body's response to the virus (antibody tests) and looking directly for the virus. In the case of antibody tests (such as elisa and western blot) it may take 6-12 weeks to become "positive" (or rarely up to 6 months), so you can be "non-reactive" shortly after catching the disease, but still be harboring it. The test for the virus itself becomes positive much earlier in an infection, but is not generally described as "non-reactive" when it is negative. ...Read more
Did my HIV test cmia method after 2 months 15 days came out non reactive and index 0.13 does I need furthur testing or this result is satisfactory?
After sex if I was douftfull and I went for HIV test after 1 month, 3 months and after 6 months 10 days -all were non reactive (negative) am I safe?
Hiv: Hiv- elisa will be negative for first six months after exposure. Therefore, checking 'hiv-pcr viral load' will be the correct option for you, to clear doubt with certainty. Good luck! ...Read more
My HIV test report say Non reactive by RIT Methods are mentioned. 1) Rapid immunochromatographic test 2)ELFA Why RIT mentioned specifically in result?
It is common,: Especially in HIV testing where there are several methods, to indicate which method is used. There are at least 4 generations of HIV tests....each successive generation provides more accuracy and earlier definitive results. The two methods mentioned in your question are earlier generation tests; final follow-up testing at least at 3 months after exposure, and possibly 12 months, may be recommended ...Read more
I took a 5th gen Ag/Ab HIV test 39 days post possible exposure. Result was non-reactive. Am I ok?
Conclusive HIV test: "Fifth generation" for an HIV test is marketing hype -- the manufacturer calls their new test 5th gen, but it's still bacially the same as all other 4th generation tests. Results of 4th gen HIV tests are usually conclusive after 4 weeks and always by 6 weeks (42 days). But 39 days is close enough; for sure you didn't catch HIV. ...Read more
There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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