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Hiv 1 2 Antibody Test
Is 4th generation ag/ab conclusive for BOTH hiv-1 & hiv-2 after 6 months (& multiple tests before this) of unprotected sex? Is further testing needed?
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
Does Hiv 1-2 Antibody and antigen test after 11 years of exposure gives current Hiv status accurate? If results are negative for 2 times sametype test
Hello doctors, HIV 1/2 antibody, p24 ag test negative at 3 weeks after completion of pep and 7 weeks after exposure.How accurate and reliableplz?
Is HIV 1/2 antibody combo(cmia) test as accurate as ELISA test? Also if the combo test at 75 & repeated at 100 days concl. If they are non reactive?
HIV testing: Yes the combination of testing for p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV 1 ; 2 is quite accurate, even if done using techniques other than elisa. The negative results at >3 mos after exposure make it almost certain that you are not infected with this virus, although there have been very rare cases in which antibodies were not detected until 6 to 12 mos later. You are probably fine. ...Read more
Can the inst hiv-1/hiv-2 antibody rapid test be reliable after 62 days to possible HIV exposure? Test results were negative. Could this be reliable?
HIV Testing: No, unfortunately. For the routine HIV antibody tests you need a minimum of three months or 90 days and a safe view of six months. However there is testing that is much more reliable. This is the HIV pcr dna testing. This test, if negative after 21 days post exposure is 100% accurate if negative. ...Read more
I got HIV 1/2 antibody screening combo(cmia) test 75 days in india after exposure but it came out non reactive, is it confirmatory?
You're good: Love safely from now on. Barrier protection until you are finally with that one special person with whom you'll remain true for the rest of your lives. ...Read more
Im concern i had labs drawn and one of the test hiv-1 antibody value <1.00 and range <1.00 but the result says "negative". What doea this mean?
No: Recheck it 3-6 months after the contact occurred. ...Read more
Hiv 1&2 and p24 combo test negative at week 8and anti body at week9 both negative but experience symptoms. I recieved an oral sex from a lady of unknown status. I tested at 2,3,4,5,6,7 weeks antibody HIV 1&2 non reactibe. At 8week hiv 1&2 p24 combo negat
You can stop this: Please forgive my frankness. Getting oral sex is extremely low risk. Yet you're going back every week for tests. Why this fear, little brother? Move on with your life. Love safely from now on. Have you talked with Dad about romantic love? Talk with your physician if your fears of HIV are disabling you. And find the real cause of your physical symptoms -- I'll bet it's simply worry. ...Read more
What's the difference between HIV antibodies test and HIV antigen test? Because I had negative HIV 1/2 antibodies so does that mean I need a retest?
Possibly re-test: Once an individual has been exposed to an HI virus and its several antigens that individual's body produces anti bodies. After exposure it takes around 2 months for the antibodies to appear. So if the exposure was within two months, the antibody test needs to be repeated. If the antibody test is positive, tests for antigens need to be done, to confirm that the antibody test is not falsely pos. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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