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

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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

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

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

Question?: So what's your question? You didn't provide the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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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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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?

HIV testing: Nope. They did the routine normal HIV antibody test. They did not test the viral RNA or dna test. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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?

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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?

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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What are odds of having false negatives had4oraquicks 1rapid blood test and eia antibody w/ reflexes for hiv 1/2. Took tests 10 years after event. ?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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You don't have HIV: I recognize you as having asked the same question multiple times. Please don't allow yourself to remain a victim of these thoughts. Life is hard enough without obsessing over something that happened long ago. We've all had misadventures and mishaps, and we learn to love ourselves in spite of it and even cherish the things we've learned from. Health and friendship. ...Read more

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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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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

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Dr. Robert Killian
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What does non reactive HIV 1/2 eia screen mean?

Dr. Robert 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. ...Read more

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