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Hiv test in 70 days conclusive?

Hiv test in 70 days conclusive?

Depends on the test : And results. Any of the tests for HIV nucleic acid, HIV antigen or HIV antibody, if positive, is conclusive of HIV infection. Negative test for HIV nucleic acid would essentially rule out HIV infection. A negative test for antigen and antibody will not rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

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When is a hiv rna test conclusive?

When is a hiv rna test conclusive?

Timing of test: HIV RNA test at 3 months or more after exposure is conclusive. Test may turn positive sooner, but for a negative result to be conclusive it needs to be about 3 months or more after exposure. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Negative: If nat was negative at 6 months after exposure you not likely to have hiv. Given all the negative test results, you should not worry about the one apparently false positive. ...Read more

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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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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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Hiv rna test result undetected after unprotected blowjob at day17. Test range 40 to 10mil. Is it conclusive?regular hiv test neg at 15 days. Hiv?

Hiv rna test result undetected after unprotected blowjob at day17. Test range 40 to 10mil. Is it conclusive?regular hiv test neg at 15 days. Hiv?

No risk: HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex. If you were the receiver of the BJ, you can be sure you weren't infected: there are few if any proved cases of oral to genital HIV transmission. Most experts would have recommended against an RNA test in this situation, but the negative result is additional strong evidence you weren't infected. The "regular" test is only slightly reassuring, 4-6 wk minimum. ...Read more

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Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Not necessarily: If the person just acquired the infection, she or he may be carrying the virus that will not be detected by either antibody or antigen tests. Testing for viral nucleic acid is the earliest way to detect HIV infection. ...Read more

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False positive ELISA HIV test.Neg western blot, neg ifa &naat.I've had 2 neg oraquick home test. Could i be an elite controller? Or already have aids?

False positive ELISA HIV test.Neg western blot, neg ifa &naat.I've had 2 neg oraquick home test. Could i be an elite controller? Or already have aids?

No: Western blot is fairly definitive. You have 2 negative home tests and you are quite stressed about your testing: her's an idea: use condoms: protect yourself (and others) at all times. ...Read more

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1.0 A POSITIVE TO HIV TEST?

1.0 A POSITIVE TO HIV TEST?

Probably not: There are at least 20 different HIV blood tests in use around the world, with different cut-off values for positive results. For most or all, 1.0 is negative. Since you know the specific number, you must have a written report; it should provide that information for your test. If it does not, or if you don't understand it, contact the doctor, clinic or laboratory where the test was done. ...Read more

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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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When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

No worries: Every HIV test that exists, anywhere in the world, is conclusive by 3 months. The most commonly used tests are conclusive by 4-8 weeks. For sure your negative result at 14 months proves you don't have HIV, no matter how high risk the exposure (and if not reexposed), and no matter how typical the symptoms. Entirely healthy people often get perianal fungal infections; it's not a sign of HIV. ...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?

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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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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blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. stool test was negative. do I infect with h.pylori?

 blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. stool test was negative. do I infect with h.pylori?

Past infection: These results suggest past infection with H. pylori. The blood test can remain positive for years after past infection even if you were treated. The stool test and urea breath test can better detect current infection. The gold standard for testing is a biopsy during endoscopy. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007501.htm ...Read more

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Took HIV Antibody 1&2 Test and P24 Antigen test 10 days after PEP. Results non-reactive. A bit early. All other blood panel metrics normal. Thoughts?

Took HIV Antibody 1&2 Test and P24 Antigen test 10 days after PEP. Results non-reactive. A bit early. All other blood panel metrics normal. Thoughts?

Not conclusive: These results are reassuring; it is unlikely you were infected. However, the results are not conclusive. Following PEP, it is necessary to test for HIV longer than otherwise, maybe up to 4 months. (PEP is great when needed, but it prolongs the time of uncertainty about whether infection occurred.) Discuss with the clinic or doctor who prescribed the PEP and follow his or her advice. ...Read more

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Im24 i had unsafe sex with CW.i had hiv dna pcr test at 45day & western blot at 87day & hiv dna pcr test at completing of 5 months all tests came neg?

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Im24 i had unsafe sex with CW.i had hiv dna pcr test at 45day & western blot at 87day &  hiv dna pcr test at completing of 5 months all tests came neg?

Appears clear of HIv: but this should teach you a lesson to practice safe sex in the future so that you won't be worrying yourself so much ever after. ...Read more

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Im24 i had unsafe sex with CW.i had hiv dna pcr test at 45day & western blot at 87day & hiv dna pcr test at completing of 5 months all tests came neg?

Im24 i had unsafe sex with CW.i had hiv dna pcr test at 45day & western blot at 87day & hiv dna pcr test at completing of 5 months all tests came neg?

Stop testing: You have been seriously overtested. Your negative antibody plus DNA test results by day 45 were conclusive, with no chance you caught HIV. Don't have any more tests. ...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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I recently did a HIV test(polymerase chain reaction), 3days post PEP, results were negative. Results paper is stating that it's recommended that one does a such a test two weeks after discontinuity of PEP. Are my results accurate or not?

I recently did a HIV test(polymerase chain reaction), 3days post PEP,  results were negative. Results paper is stating that it's recommended that one does a such a test two weeks after discontinuity of PEP. Are my results accurate or not?

Window period: The recommendation to repeat the test is to cater for the window period. During this time one may have HIV however this may remain undetected by the test. Retesting after 2 weeks will guarantee that you are negative, provided that you have not had another exposure. ...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 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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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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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

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What is the accuracy of of HIV test after 9-10 weeks ?

ELISA at 9-10 weeks: 99+% sensitive and specific. The 3rd generation HIV tests can pick up antibody reliably at approx 15 days. 4th generation antigen/antibody tests even sooner. This means a certified laboratory doing the testing. In the us we confirm elisa with western blot testing. ...Read more

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I madde HIV test in 1 week what is percantage of corectness of this 1 week HIV test ?

I madde HIV test in 1 week what is percantage of corectness of this 1 week HIV test ?

HIV: Depending upon the test employed it may be very accurate, but at one week after exposure you may not have yet developed antibodies, and if a combined test including p24 antigen is used the levels may not yet be high enough to detect. You should be retested at one, three and some would say again at 6 mos. ...Read more

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Will a HIV test show aids?

Will a HIV test show aids?

HIV test: An HIV test will determine if you have been infected with the HIV virus. The HIV virus causes aids. The diagnosis of aids is a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is a HIV test conclusive at 14 weeks ?

HIV: It is highly likely if you are negative at 14 weeks that you will remain so. There are, however, rare individuals who may turn positive later on and most will suggest testing up until 6 mos and some until one year. ...Read more

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What kind of HIV test does labcorp use?

HIV: The laboratory corporation of america web site does not specifically indicate the actual generation of testing, but they have available antibody testing with western blot confirmation and also pcr testing for viral rna. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of the RNA HIV test?

Not for diagnosis: It's very useful for monitoring the response to hiv, and it's accurate to diagnose or rule out acute HIV infection in someone with symptoms, but for simply diagnosing HIV infection, the HIV serology (antibody test) is better. That's because people who aren't infected can have false positive RNA tests, and people who are positive can have false negative RNA test. ...Read more

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Has anyone here done an HIV test on urine?

HIV: You do not routinely check urine for hiv. This organism can be measured by pcr for HIV rna, by indirect testing for antibodies to HIV or by the presence of p24 antigen, all in the blood, or more specifically the serum. ...Read more

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How can I stop stressing about my HIV test?

Deep breath: Well first..Whats done is done. If the worst should happen there is amazing and well tolerated treatment. The lesson to learn is for future sex encounters. Using condoms is of critical importance now-a-days. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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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