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According to WHO, 6 weeks HIV test is conclusive (unless I miss understood it) then why CDC recommends 3 to 6 months for conclusive results?

According to WHO, 6 weeks HIV test is conclusive (unless I miss understood it) then why CDC recommends 3 to 6 months for conclusive results?

The "Window Period": Window period is the time it takes lymphocytes to develop antibodies to an antigen. This is usually 4-6 weeks but can be as long as 3 months. By 3 months after exposure...97% of people will have antibodies to antigen. In rarer instances it may take up to 6 months to develop antibodies. After 6 months..99% of people exposed will have antibodies to viral antigens. Therefore the 3 to 6 months!!! ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 recently got my HIV test results. They are kind of scientific. Can anyone explain these in english for me?Hiv 1/o/2 abs-index value <1.00 <1.00 hiv 1/o/2 abs, qual non reactive non reactive

I recently got my HIV test results. They are kind of scientific. Can anyone explain these in english for me?Hiv 1/o/2 abs-index value	<1.00	<1.00
hiv 1/o/2 abs, qual	non reactive	non reactive

HIV: These results show that you do not have antibodies to hiv. This does not necessarily mean that you are free of disease, since it may take varying durations of time from infection to seropositivity. But these results are quite normal. ...Read more

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Hiv test done on exact 90 days after last exposure. Result was non-reactive. Is it conclusive ?

Hiv test done on exact 90 days after last exposure. Result was non-reactive. Is it conclusive ?

Post PeP: No. Doing pep means you need the HIV pcr test to rule out this infection so soon after stopping pep. ...Read more

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Did my HIV test cmia method after 2 months 15 days came out non reactive and index 0.13 does i need furthur testing or this result is satisfactory ?

Did my HIV test cmia method after 2 months 15 days came out non reactive and index 0.13 does i need furthur testing or this result is satisfactory ?

Tested too soon: You did not give us the kind of test you had done, but if it was an antibody test you have tested too soon and will need to test after at least twelve to twenty-four weeks. ...Read more

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Does getting a non-reactive result on an HIV test mean negative? Even with that result can you still be infected?

Does getting a non-reactive result on an HIV test mean negative? Even with that result can you still be infected?

Yes, : Yes, non-reactive is negative. But you need to know a little more. There are two main ways of looking for HIV infection--by looking for the body's response to the virus (antibody tests) and looking directly for the virus. In the case of antibody tests (such as elisa and western blot) it may take 6-12 weeks to become "positive" (or rarely up to 6 months), so you can be "non-reactive" shortly after catching the disease, but still be harboring it. The test for the virus itself becomes positive much earlier in an infection, but is not generally described as "non-reactive" when it is negative. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of are my HIV test results?

What is the accuracy of are my HIV test results?

I don't know: You didn't provide any information about them. Is the result negative or positive? When was it performed in relation to risky behavior? What kind of test was it? I suggest you resubmit your question with more information. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my HIV test results today!!!!?

What to do if I got my HIV test results today!!!!?

Plan: If you are HIV positive, plan for a life of compliance with the medications that will save your life, and gratitude to the biotechnology that makes them possible. Yes, gratitude. If you are HIV negative, plan for a future of safe loving, and be grateful that you can be tested accurately and that the disease is largely under control. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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