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Hiv Ab Hiv 1 2 Eia With Reflexes
False Positive? HIV 1/O/2ABS-index value 1:14, HIV 1/0/2 ABS, QUAL Repeatly reactive. HIV 1 AB &HIV 2 AB NONREACTIVE.. confused.
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
Question?: So what's your question? You didn't provide the results. ...Read more
2 + elisa, 1 -western blot, 1 -ifa and -natt, 2 -oraquick hometest all 1 year after exposure. Is HIV my problem?
CMIA 4th gen antibody screening test (not antigen) for hiv 1 & 2 @50 days is 0.15 non reactive.Is antibody screening without antigen accurate @7thweek?
Conclusive at 6+ wk: Official advice by many agencies is that stand-alone HIV antibody tests are not conclusive until 3 months. However, with the modern tests in current use, including the test you had, the results actually are conclusive any time 6 or more weeks after exposure. Feel free to have another test at 3 months if another negative result will help you get beyond your fears. But i really isn't necessary. ...Read more
Hiv ab,1/2, eia with relx result repeatedly reactive. HIV 1/2ab differentiation w/refl hiv1 antibody negative hiv2 antibody negative. pos or neg hiv?
It depends: In a situation like this you have one positive test and one negative test. The lab should run a tie-breaker test (HIV RNA) to give you a real answer. Also, the first test may be an older test 2nd or 3rd generation) instead of the latest 4th generation) test. It also depends on if you have flu-Like symptoms. Seek help from a specialist in HIV who can help you understand. ...Read more
2 false pos ELISA HIV tests, all 1 1/2 years post exposure. Neg western blot, ifa, naat and 2 neg oraquick home tests. What is my HIV status? Help!
Likely negative: There is typically a "window" of 3-6 months after exposure where you could be HIV positive but test negative. Since you didn't get your testing until well after that, i'd say the confirmatory tests (western blot, ifa) are what you should go by. The elisa is very sensitive and can have false positives- that's why we rely on the confirmatory tests. I would consider your status to be negative. ...Read more
Simultaneous detection of p24 antigen and antibody HIV 1and 2 cmia = 4th generation ag ab combo? Which means u have been tested for p24 /antibody ?
Yes and no...: The antibody portion of the test detects antibody to several HIV antigens in addition to p24. Probably you do have antibody to p24, but the test doesn't distinguish these various types. And it doesn matter. If your test is negative and it has been 4 weeks or more after your last possible exposure to HIV, the result is conclusive. ...Read more
Confused by results bc had mono 15 yr ago..
Epstein barr VCA ab (igm) < or = 0.90 epstein virus VCA ab (igg) 3.51
epstein virus (ebna) ab (igg) >5.
Makes perfect sense: Igm antibodies rise only during the actual, acute infection. They then fade away and are replaced by the various igg antibodies, which are the ones that provide lifetime protection against the same strain of the virus. So your numbers are consistent with the fact you had mono years ago. There is no igm, and positive igg levels. So you are immune and do not currently have mono. ...Read more
1year post unprotected HIV exposure. 2 false + ELISA 1 w/neg ifa & 1w/ westernblot &naat. Autoimmune disease? Room for concern? Worth investigating?
Is ELISA test for HIV 1 & 2 antibodies conclusive after 8-9 weeks of exposure? Does NON-REACTIVE mean NEGATIVE?
ELISA for HIV: The ELISA test is not conclusive after any amount of time. The ELISA is a screening test and if it comes back positive, a Western blot will need to be done. Non-reactive is a good thing to be and it does mean that you are negative for HIV virus. Although there is a window period when you can have the HIV virus but still have a nonreactive result. Another test may be needed in that case. Suerte ...Read more
What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also,
HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5
COXSACKIE B2 AB 1:16
HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE
Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or considering a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more
Hbsag & hav IgM (elisa)= +, hev igm, leptospiral igm, anti HCV & hb core IgM (elisa)=-, sgot & sgpt were 2332, 4874 initially.Now 52.9 & 186.1 my status?
Acute hepatitis A: These data are difficult to follow, but i think these labs mean the following: you have chronic hepatitis b (hbsag+) and got acute hepatitis a on top of that. Your liver enzymes are now returning to normal. If this is true, you will not get hepatitis a again, but need evaluation for hepatitis b. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIV testing: Nope. That test is not valid until three to six months after exposure. ...Read more
Wht cause a false pos ELISA HIV test with neg naat and western blot? 2 neg oral fluid rapid results. After 1 year exposur. Ihave autoimmune hypotyroid
No answer: Please. How many times are you going to ask the same question. There is no right answer here. Your body has something triggering the simple HIV antibody test to be positive. It is not HIV causing this symptom. In the future you should avoid these tests and get the better test. You have been given this answer numerous times. It is time to move on. ...Read more
HIV NEGATIVE combo (antibody + antigen) tests at 4,6,10,13,14 weeks and PCR RNA VL UNDETECTED (14 weeks) white tongue. Risk: gay deep kiss. Am I HIV-?
You are HIV-neg: I hope this is good news. "White tongue" is usually bacteria, and you may be able to scrape them off with a piece of dental floss held tight. You can trust the test if it is your only exposure. I hope you're comfortable with your sexuality and that you're pleased to have shared a kiss -- guys of all orientations may enjoy perhaps kissing a buddy, and nobody's ever gotten HIV by kissing. ...Read more
I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?
Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?
No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more
Does havng 3 nonreactive HIV test 3 yrs aftr high rsk exposure will rule out HIV infection? Used HIV 1/2 ab kit, all 3 are nonreactive.
Essentially yes: It should have been ruled out after 6 months really. ...Read more
Hiv eia 17 days (-ve), HIV RNA PCR 33 days (-ve). Hiv chemiluminescence (-ve) after 14 months. After that can spitting blood be caused by hiv?
Not likely: If you are spitting blood something quite serious is going on, but it is not likely due to HIV infection. If you had aids due to HIV (and this would be far too early even if you were infected, which you are not), then some of the opportunistic infections or tumors due to immune suppression might cause hemoptysis (blood in sputum). Go see a doctor. ...Read more
In my medical report, done after 1 yr of exposure:
hbsag (australian antigen) : negative
hiv i : negative
hiv II : negative
Yes, negative: I assume this question is about serial tests for infections after an exposure. After a year, almost everyone who has acquired HIV will have developed an antibody response, so we take a negative HIV antibody test as evidence that someone did not acquire hiv. No evidence of chronic hepatitis b either if the surface antigen is not detected. There is a vaccine for hepatitis b. ...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