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What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

Serology: A standard serology (elisa, with western blot confirmation of positive results). ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15 weeks of an exposure. Is this 100% conclusive? can i get back safely to my wife

Sero-conversion: The whole concept of delayed sero-conversion dates back to old & sloppy tests. PCR testing now will show virus in the blood with or without antibodies. If you need to cling to the old adages...at 6 months..99.99% of the population will have developed antibodies after an exposure..thus the 6 month window. I believe a colleague of mine Lyssette Cardona, MD is in Dubai..she's one of the best!! ...Read more

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I had HIV test today and in paper they wrote hiv1 and hiv2, what are these tests?They will give me results in 15 days, why?

I had HIV test today and in paper they wrote hiv1 and hiv2, what are these tests?They will give me results in 15 days, why?

Two viruses: Hiv1 is the common virus that causes aids but there is a second virus hiv2 from a different origin for which a second test is needed. I hope that by now you've gotten results and that whatever they are, you'll remain proactive about your health. ...Read more

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Non reactive HIV test?

Non reactive HIV test?

Negative: It means that is negative, in other words: you were not exposed to the HIV virus, unless you are in the "window period". It would be good to know what type of test you had to tell you more about it. ...Read more

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Is 8 weeks HIV test enough?

Is 8 weeks HIV test enough?

No: Current recommendations include testing for antibodies at three and six months as well for the rare individual who does not immediately develop measurable antibody titers. If you wish to pay for it you can be tested negative (or positive) immediately by checking for HIV rna. ...Read more

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How accurate 10 weeks HIV test?

How accurate 10 weeks HIV test?

HIV: The new 4th generation testing for antibodies is incredibly accurate by 10-12 weeks, but there is always that rare individual who has delayed antibody response and may not be positive for up to 6 mos. If one wishes to be certain they can undergo pcr for hiv-rna ($$$) which is definitive within 2-4 weeks or earlier. ...Read more

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Is 4 months HIV test conclusive?

Depends on the test : And the result. A positive result for antibody, HIV antigen or HIV nucleic acid is conclusive in documenting infection. A negative nucleic acid or HIV antigen will more or less rule out hiv. A negative antibody test would not be conclusive for ruling out hiv. ...Read more

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Is 6 months HIV test conclusive?

Is 6 months HIV test conclusive?

Depends on the test: A test for HIV nucleic acid would be conclusive, if positive or negative. An antibody test would be about 99% conclusive if negative, 100% conclusive if positive. ...Read more

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How reliable is the elfa HIV test?

YES IT IS SAFE: Yes it is safe and tests for virus and not the antibodies in your blood and is safe and reliable test which can detect HIV virus after approx. 2 weeks it is fourth generation HIV test. ...Read more

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What type of HIV test is suggested for newly weds?

HIV Testing: A regular routine HIV test is fine. I am unsure of the question. If one of the couple have any high risk reason to be tested for HIV then please message me. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Oldson
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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...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