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Hiv Combo Test Cmia
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
HCV: Nowadays with polymerase chain reaction technology it is making "window" periods a less discussed issue. In my practice if I suspected a recent infection (say days to weeks old)..this test would show virons in your blood. Once this virus hits your bloodstream it explodes exponentially. Some people are fortunate that their bodies contain the infection..most do not. ...Read more
HIV testing: In six to twelve weeks in most people. But, remember the best test in a high risk exposure is the HIV RNA viral test. This is 100% accurate from 21 days post exposure. Second, in high risk exposures, prevention is possible. There is a 72 hour window where staring post exposure prophylaxis, can actually prevent an HIV infection. ...Read more
Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests?can DNA PCR test be quantitative?
HIV: This test measures p24 antigen and HIV antibodies and if negative 4 mos after exposure has an inordinately high likelihood that you are negative and will remain so if you do not have further exposures. Some might advise being retested at 6 mos, but doubt this is necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more
You're good: Be thankful for good health, and love safely from now on out of consideration for yourself and others, as a gentleman. You were wise to check. Get a follow-up from time to time, but the overwhelming odds are that you are not infected. Nobody even knows the false-negative rate for this because it's so low. ...Read more
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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
Is Abbott Architect(cmia method) hepatitis c antibody test more accurate than Siemens Advia Centaur hepatatis c antibody test method?
It's complex.: The CMIA test checks for hepatitis B surface antigen, just one of the items necessary to confirm and classify a hepatitis B infection. Without the other results, it's not possible to be sure. If you're concerned, bring your complete hep profile to your doctor, who can determine with a physical exam and your results if you're likely to have hepatitis B. Good luck. ...Read more
HIV testing: Yes. Of course it is. That is as long as you have allowed enough time to past for your body to produce antibodies against the HIV if you are infected. If you are not infected then if you only test with the HIV antibody test, you must wait six months after exposure for it to be fully reliable and accurate if you test negative. The situation in reality is that no one need wait that long ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After exposure, 3months HIV quali RNA test negative, not detected.4.5months HIV quick test and ELISA test negative.Are those tests all exclusive?
Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?
Nearly 100% accurate: Kindly check out this link. Take care and God bless you! http://i-base.info/guides/testing/test-accuracy-results-and-further-testing ...Read more
Had unprotected sex, I got HIV combo cmia test on day 18, 35 and 50 days and the woman who I had sex with got her tested day 18 and 30 combo all non reactive, do I need more tests to be done or is this conclusive?
Took HIV combo(cmia) test 75days post exposure. Came out non reactive. Is it conclusive? I am experiencing heatburn, indigestion &cough, can it be sti?
Hiv anitibody and anitgen combo test (CMIA) done after 5 months 20 days of possible exposure came out non reactive. Are these result satisfactory.
Negative: Yes. You are HIV negative. But you have included the opposite in your health history. Misleading us about your health is extremely unwise. It can lead to inaccurate answers or inaccurate assumptions on how questions are responded to. Faking an illness is a sign of a mental health condition. Please clarify and correct your health history. ...Read more
I went for HIV 1/2 & p24 Combo test (CMIA) Test on 32nd day after HIV exposure and result was non reactive. 1). How much i can trust these result ?
I got a tattoo. On 32nd day i went for HIV 1/2 & p24 Combo test (CMIA) and its came negative.
Is this conclusively?
How much i can trust this result.
Trust it: Proper sterilization of tattoo equipment is near-universal today. There is an HIV risk if the needle was recently used by another person. Just how much of a risk getting inked ever was for hepatitis C is unknown; other risky practices run with tattoo culture. Whatever exposure you may have had, the test is reliable at 32 days; human reporting error makes the false-negative rate unknowable. ...Read more
Hello! Is 76 days (11 weeks) HIV 1&2 CMIA combo p24 nonreactive(0.07) test conclusive? Retest after a week required?Thanks!
Conclusive at 4+ wk: That test is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure. At 11 weeks, there is no need for additional testing. Former advice about testing at 3 months was for antibody-only tests, not combo tests; and even that is outmoded for the newer (third generation) antibody tests, which generally are conclusive after 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Is HIV test after 5 months 15 days of possible exposure conclusive or more test is needed. Test method was antibody and anitegen combo(CMIA).help?
Hiv: most people negative after 6 months are ok but there are cases of conversion to positive after over a year I wous suggest getting tested at 1 year mark ...Read more
HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test done on 13th day..index value is 0.1 and non reactive. symptoms.White patches on tongue so far. How reliable is my test?
Pretty reliable: This test result is about 80-90% reliable in showing you did not catch HIV 13 days previously. Have another test at 4 weeks to be 100% certain. It is much too soon for "white patches" on your tongue to be due to a new HIV infection; they have nothing to do with HIV or your possible exposure to it. ...Read more
I had protected sex with CSW 5 weeks ago. I tested for HIV at 3weeks with RNA PCR and CMIA Combo, both came negative. I again tested for both the test at 4 weeks, it came negative. Today, I tested at 5th week with CMIA combo test which came negative.
With todays ultra sensitive modern ELISA tests, what use is the western blot for hiv? A few months ago i received a weakly reactive cmia HIV ag/ab test, a 4th generation HIV combo test, and this was followed by a negative western blot and a negative p24 t
False-positives: Screening tests are designed to be highly sensitive so they don't miss anyone with the disease. However, they can be so sensitive that they occasionally give a false-positive result. That is, the test appears positive for someone without the disease. The western blot, being time consuming and extra cost, is only used to make sure a positive is really a positive. Talk with your doc for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had one time unprotected sex,I am worried about getting HIV.I tested at a lab -CMIA HIV1/2 combo test.Latest result 42nd day -negative.Conclusive?
Nearly so: To be sure, at six months after exposure, get a HIV nucleic acid test. If that is negative you should be okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is Hiv test after 5 months 20 days after exposure conclusive or retest is required.the result was non reactive and method antibody antigen combo(CMIA?
HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test on13th day.index value 0.1& non-reactive. symptoms so far-Oral candidiasis from 14th day. How reliable is the test ?
You don't have HIV: This test result is over 80% reliable; almost certainly you do not have HIV. Have another test at 4 weeks to be certain. Do not assume oral candidasis if you just have a white tongue; coated tongue and candidasis are not the same. Anyway, it is too soon to have oral candida due to a new HIV infection, and test results always overrule symptoms. See a doctor if your mouth problem continues. ...Read more
Is HIV 1/2 antibody combo(cmia) test as accurate as ELISA test? Also if the combo test at 75 & repeated at 100 days concl. If they are non reactive?
HIV testing: Yes the combination of testing for p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV 1 ; 2 is quite accurate, even if done using techniques other than elisa. The negative results at >3 mos after exposure make it almost certain that you are not infected with this virus, although there have been very rare cases in which antibodies were not detected until 6 to 12 mos later. You are probably fine. ...Read more
HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test done on 13th day..index value 0.1 & non reactive.So far Oral candidiasis diagnosed on 14th day. How reliable is my test ?
Realiable: Talk to provider may want to recheck in 2 or 3 months ...Read more
I got HIV 1/2 antibody screening combo(cmia) test 75 days in india after exposure but it came out non reactive, is it confirmatory?
You're good: Love safely from now on. Barrier protection until you are finally with that one special person with whom you'll remain true for the rest of your lives. ...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