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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hiv (Definition)

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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Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

It shouldn't: Hpv shouldn't cause a false positive elisa. But see what the follow up western blot shows. ...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?

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

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Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Possible: The elisa test can be affected by different infections, causing a false-positive result. After any positive elisa, a follow-up test is performed by a 'western blot' which takes longer to perform, but gives a more sensitive answer. If you or someone you know had a positive HIV by elisa, they absolutely need the follow-up testing (including a full std/sti work up). ...Read more

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What is HIV duo test or HIV combo test?

What is HIV duo test or HIV combo test?

HIV: The hiv(1/2) abbott architect combo ag/ab test is most commonly referred to as a 4th generation (or duo or combo) test. It looks for antibody and p24 antigen. According to many health care professionals, this test is actually conclusive at 6 weeks. ...Read more

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2009- ELISA HIV test- positive, western blot- neg. 2010-oraquick negative. 2014- elisa-indeterminate wb- neg. Low risk for hiv. Could I have lupus?

Not a test for lupus: The HIV test is not a test for lupus. What's clear is that you don't have hiv. You'll never know why your elisa was positive and then indeterminate, and it's not worth investigating. False positive elisas are not uncommon; that's why they have to be confirmed with western blot. ...Read more

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Are false positive HIV ELISA tests a sign of HSV 2?

Are false positive HIV ELISA tests a sign of HSV 2?

Please get help: Please call your therapist. You obviously do not believe anything we tell you here. Don't understand why you think it is okay to take our time up when you don't believe our answers are accurate. Please find another forum to deal with your internal struggles. ...Read more

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Does 3 Hiv negative test confirms your HIV negative?

Does 3 Hiv negative test confirms your HIV negative?

Need details: A single nucleic acid test after the interval during which this becomes positive is proof enough that you are not infected. You're young. I trust you'll play safe from now on, and if you continue to have obsessive thoughts that you have become infected, sit down with your physician or someone who's trained in helping you get back into control of these unwanted and unhelpful thoughts. ...Read more

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Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with Hiv/FSGS?

Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with  Hiv/FSGS?

Yes, but...: ...this is your 3rd or 4th question because of worry about HIV in what (from another question) was an obviously low risk exposure. You appear to be irrationally concerned, and having trouble believing or accepting repeated reassurance. There's no point in repeated questions; the answers won't change. Consider counseling; I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck and stay safe. ...Read more

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Are false positive HIV tests rare?

Are false positive HIV tests rare?

HIV testing: This depends upon the test employed. They are generally both sensitive and specific but false positive results do occur. This question can be overcome with further testing, the most specific being PCR for HIV RNA. You should be seen by an expert in the management of HIV disease. ...Read more

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What can cause false positive ELISA HIV tests?

What can cause false positive ELISA HIV tests?

Unknown: There is not any real or valid answer to this. It is unknown. The only known reason would be previous participation in a specific HIV vaccine trial where some form of antibody response. But in one who have not so participated the answer is unknowable. ...Read more

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The odds of a false positive HIV ELISA test?

The odds of a false positive HIV ELISA test?

Unlikely: All tests are subject to prior probability( the likelihood of a condition before any tests) and a refined probability, modified by test results. That being said the HIV eia test is among the most accurate in medicine, and when confirmed by a western blot, approaches 100% dr ted butler. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more