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What is the meaning HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes?

What is the meaning HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Hiv (Definition)

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

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Find a doctor specializing in HIV treatment
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Get organized and keep a diary about your daily activities and schedule
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Keep track of what you eat and drink, and when you exercise and sleep
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Talk with your doctor about latest treatment options
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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?

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. ...Read more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

TAKING YOUR HIV MEDICATION
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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?

Hiv 1/2 eia non reactive at 8 weeks and again at 23 weeks.  How confident should I be that i'm HIV negative?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more

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