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Hiv Elisa Test Window Period
90%: There's a period of time after a person is infected during which they won't test positive. This is called the “hiv window period.” The window period can be from 9 days to 3-6 months, depending on the person's body and on the HIV-test that's used. ...Read more
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
What is the window period for p42 antigen/ antibody dual 4th gen HIV test? And the window period for HIV RNA PCR test? When can it be conclusive?
See below: Please consult this site for a detailed answer. Nucleic acid tests are conclusive about a month after acquiring infection. http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/testing/hiv-test-window-periods.html ...Read more
HIV antibody testing: Three to six months before you have a 100% valid answer. There are better tests that have a shorter window of waiting. ...Read more
What is the actual window period of hiv? What if I am tested with ELISA HIV after six month in intial expose the result?
Uninfected: If you are elisa assay negative 6 months after exposure to HIV you are almost certainly free of infection. Anything is possible, but absent an inability to form antibodies you should have converted to a positive assay if you were infected. The better question is why you are allowing yourself to be exposed. Use protection. Be careful, trust nobody (when it comes to sex). ...Read more
What are the common signs of aids/hiv in window period other than being diagnosed from ELISA test?
HIV window period: Once the primary or acute infection is over, most people do not experience any visible symptoms for another 8-10 years. Even though someone may not have active symptoms, they still have the infection and are infectious to others. ...Read more
Can a Western Blot test detect HIV antibodies when ELISA test is non-reactive after 8w of exposure(might be window period) ?
See below: It is good that it is negative but it is too soon to exclude HIV. Get a HIV nucleic acid test and if that is negative at 6 months after exposure that would essentially exclude HIV. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...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
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