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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!!!

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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.

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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.

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I took a 5th gen Ag/Ab HIV test 39 days post possible exposure. Result was non-reactive. Am I ok?

I took a 5th gen Ag/Ab HIV test 39 days post possible exposure. Result was non-reactive. Am I ok?

Conclusive HIV test: "Fifth generation" for an HIV test is marketing hype -- the manufacturer calls their new test 5th gen, but it's still bacially the same as all other 4th generation tests. Results of 4th gen HIV tests are usually conclusive after 4 weeks and always by 6 weeks (42 days). But 39 days is close enough; for sure you didn't catch HIV.

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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.

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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.

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My HIV test report say Non reactive by RIT Methods are mentioned. 1) Rapid immunochromatographic test 2)ELFA Why RIT mentioned specifically in result?

My HIV test report say Non reactive by RIT Methods are mentioned. 1) Rapid immunochromatographic test 2)ELFA Why RIT mentioned specifically in result?

It is common,: Especially in HIV testing where there are several methods, to indicate which method is used. There are at least 4 generations of HIV tests....each successive generation provides more accuracy and earlier definitive results. The two methods mentioned in your question are earlier generation tests; final follow-up testing at least at 3 months after exposure, and possibly 12 months, may be recommended

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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.

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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.

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How much time does it take to get HIV test results?

Depends on the test: Antibody tests take a few minutes. Nucleic acid test may take a day.

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Hiv test results positive. Can any organization please help me?

See below: Please contact social support organization in your area at the phone no given or check out the websites. Hiv/aids: aids program, san mateo county check website or call 650-573-2346 or 650-573-2385 for information. Http://www. Pamf. Org/catalog/supportgroups. Cfm/aa/r/s/51/k/hiv.

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Hiv test results that say "react positive", what does that mean?

Positive: 'react' is probably short for 'reactive, ' which means positive. However, to interpret a traditional HIV test, you need to know the results of both the elisa and the western blot. I don't know which one you're referring to.

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Would appreciate some expert advice for someone waiting on HIV test results?

Would appreciate some expert advice for someone waiting on HIV test results?

Get your Results: HIV results can be back within 24 hours. I do not understand the question. Your results are ready. If your physician has not contacted you, then please contact them and ask why. No one need wait long anymore.

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I do unprotected sex with a prostitute after 28 days I go for hiv duo test the result is non reactive 0.07 is it conclusive?

I do unprotected sex with a prostitute after 28 days I go for hiv duo test the result is non reactive 0.07 is it conclusive?

Repeat test in 6 wks: If you are worried that your screening test may not detect your HIV status, repeat test in 6 weeks Avoid having unprotected sex with women or invariably, you will start getting STDs that will change your life forever best wishes Dr M

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Iam 25 years old male I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker after 28 days I do hiv duo test the result was non reactive. Hiv possible?

Iam 25 years old male I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker after 28 days I do hiv duo test the result was non reactive. Hiv possible?

Very unlikely: I agree with my colleague. Today's tests are essentially conclusive at 28 days. I hope you will love safely from now on, and that you'll be checked for other sexually transmitted diseases. Especially, I hope that you'll cherish having shared love, however imperfect it may have been, as human love always is. Perhaps there's someone in your future that you will truly love and who'll truly love you.

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How accurate are my negative Oraquick rapid oral swab HIV test results at 8 weeks and 9 weeks after exposure?

Accurate but: High false negative rates in the first 2-3 months after initial exposure. I would check HIV screening blood test 3 months after exposure, then if that is negative, another one 6 months after. Hope this helps.

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