hiv ab hiv 1 2 eia with reflexes

What is Hiv ab, hiv 1/2, EIA with reflexes?? I had bloodwork done. Does this mean they tested me for antibodies and the actual virus?

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Dr. Robert K. Killian
General Practice
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HIV testing


Nope. They did the routine normal HIV antibody test. They did not test the viral RNA or DNA test.
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What is Hiv ab, hiv 1/2, EIA with reflexes? I had blood work done. Did they test for antibodies and the virus??

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Dr. James Davie
Pathology
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Antibody test HIV


It is a test for the two main types of HIV antibody (ab), Types 1 and 2. EIA is the primary test method that is inexpensive, but it occasionally has false positive result, so there is a reflex test (automatic confirmation test) using a more expensive but more trustworthy test (immunoblot) to make very sure that the EIA test result really is positive. There is a PCR test to detect HIV itself.
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What is the meaning HIV AB, HIV 1/2, EIA with reflexes?

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Screen


This means a screening test for HIV 1 and HIV 2 was to be done, and if positive a reflex test that is more specific but more expensive will be performed.
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Do's And Don'ts

Treatment for STD: Herpes- antivirals. Gonorrhea or Chlamydia- antibiotic. HIV or Hep C- see doc.

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I got an hiv test with hiv ab, hiv 1/2, eia, with reflexes?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease
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Question?


So what's your question? You didn't provide the results.
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Was tested using HIV using HIV AB, HIV 1/2, EIA, with reflex 65 days from a possible infection, how accurate this test?and should I get tested again?

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Dr. Scott Selinger
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Yes and no


Usually people tested within the first 3-6 weeks of an exposure can have a false negative, but 65 days out should be enough time to have a positive test, so if it was negative, it's very likely it is correct. That said, if you have had a repeat exposure you are concerned about, you would need to be retested.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Interesting Fact

Condoms prevent STDs passed by fluid like HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis.

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I just had an HIV 1/2 EIA antibody screen w/ reflexes. Can you explain how this test works? Are there any better tests?

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Dr. Robert K. Killian
General Practice
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Viral Testing


To test for many infections we look for antibodies (your body's reaction to something new or foreign). In the case of HIV infection these antibodies can take three to six months to be positive on a test. This old fashioned test is a reliable and common screening tool. But, it is not the best test if one is possibly exposed. We now send HIV genetic tests which can be positive by day 21 post expos
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What does non reactive hiv 1/2 eia screen mean?

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Dr. Robert K. Killian
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HIV negative


That at this moment you are HIV negative. This means that up to three to six months ago you had no exposure to the HIV virus.
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HIV 1/2 EIA non reactive at 8 weeks and again at 23 weeks. How confident should I be that I'm HIV negative?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
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6 months window


Depending on the time of exposure about 6 months window for seroconversion is usually sufficient. However if exposure has significant extending testing to one year may be more reassuring
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I had a protected sex with sex-worker.After 16days the test: HIV(1&2)Ab/Ag(P24)..Result:0.178(Negative)..Method:Elisa can I be sure? the accuracy?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology

Repeat Test


I would repeat the test for confirmation. Protected intercourse decreases risk greatly. Best option is to address this with an infectious disease specialist.
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I had a sex (by condom) with a sex-worker woman. test result after 16 days: HIV(1&2)Ab/Ag(P24)...Result:0.178(negative)..Method:ellisa can i be sure?

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Dr. Dan E. Fisher
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Not sure.


Can't be sure, but a few things in your favor. #1 used condom. #2 did not mention any symptoms of acute HIV infection. #3 initial test is negative. Having said that none of these things is perfect. Should be tested again at 3 and 6 months to be absolutely certain. In interim, absolutely practice safe sex as you could potentially develop infectivity.
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