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Hiv Rapid Test Oraquick
After exposure, 3months HIV quali RNA test negative, not detected.4.5months HIV quick test and ELISA test negative.Are those tests all exclusive?
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
No: If positive, it will be followed up with a confirmatory test. If negative, you are almost certainly okay but if you are very worried you might be able to pay for a pcr assay, which is the gold standard. ...Read more
Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?
Depends: There are better tests available now. The so called 3 dot tests depends on the presence of antibodies and may not turn positive for up to a year after the infection. All positive results need to be confirmed. Test for HIV nucleic acid is more sensitive and specific however, even this test also may not turn positive for about 6 weeks after infection. ...Read more
Tested false positive ELISA HIV test last month. Negative ifa and western blot and naat. 2 negative oraquick all 1 1/2 year post exposure. Hiv?
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
Not reliable enough: 97% of HIV infected individuals will develop antibodies to HIV within 3 months. 3% of HIV patients will take up to 6 months to develop antibodies. Compared to a blood test done in a laboratory Oraquick has an 8% false negative rate. *1 out of every 12 people WITH HIV will be read as negative. The Home Access HIV-1 collection test system which uses a finger stick blood sample is 100% accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 week HIV RNA negative. Anti-hcv negative <0.1 8 week HIV negative < HCV PCR negative. 10 week HIV negative HCV 0.2 negative. ? Remain negative?
Likely yes: I think your in the clear for hep c. While its great that your negative HIV RNA pcr the typical protocol is time 0, 3 and 6 months after that. Now having said that...I have a large primarily HIV practice in south florida and its rare in my opinion not to have seroconverted and developed high titres of HIV virus at this point. But you still need further follow up. ...Read more
Hiv-1 RNA qualitative test results after 4 months exposure accurate? Results negative. Oraquick at home HIV test negative at 4.5 months. Many symptoms
Many things: May be hiv-1 negative, but that does not exclude other disease, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate
It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more
Well that depends...: Hello! the answer to your question is highly dependent upon when you believe the exposure may have occurred. Antibodies against HIV can take up to 6 months to appear in the blood. However, if you had a negative rapid test, testing is generally considered complete unless you are having other signs or symptoms of an acute HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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