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Hiv 1 2 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 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
Hello, I had an Anti-HIV 1&2 test 7 weeks after exposure and the result was negative. I was wondering if it's conclusive. Thank you in advance?
HIV-post exposure: Seroconversion differs-If you test negative on an antibody test taken 3 months or longer after your last possible risk of possible exposure to HIV, you can feel safe in assuming that you do not have the virus.If for some reason you feel anxiety about relying on the 3-month result, you could opt to have another test again at 6 months. (Previous guidelines recommended Baseline/3mo/6mo/12mo/18mo). ...Read more
Protected sex wit sex worker,swallowed some milk from her breasts. HIV 1&2 test after 9 week & 11 weeks 3 days came neg. Are the results accurate?
I had a oraquick HIV 1/2 oral test done two days ago. The results were negative. How accurate are those results? Last exposure four years ago.
Pretty accurate: According to cdc site, "in the clinical studies by the manufacturer, the oraquick oral fluid test correctly identified 99.3% of people who were infected with HIV (sensitivity) and 99.8 % of people who were not infected with HIV (specificity)." of course, if you have symptoms of viral illness or characteristic opportunistic infections, get the standard blood test for confirmation or denial. ...Read more
Hi I had HIV 1&2 lab test and the results are non reactive (0.347) cutt off rate is 1.0 test performed my ECLIA , I m so worried is it higher .please help me
Likely negative: ELISA is highly accurate, almost 99%. So please be reassured. Repeat the test in four weeks or so to ensure it remains negative. If you have not been sick with a fever, rash, sore throat, enlarged glands, chills, night sweats etc. in the last two months, then the risk of being infected in last two months is even lower. ...Read more
Is a HIV blood test hiv-1/0/2 antibioties test conclusive after 4th months past exposure? It came out negative also took two oraquixk at home negativ
No: It is recommended that you test also at 24weeks which would be 6months. Rarely does the test become positive after this but on a few occasions seroconversion had taken up to a year to occur. Get a counselor knowledgeable about the disease to talk to. This will help your anxiety level and use adequate protection in future ...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