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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. Payam Mehranpour
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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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What kind of HIV test does labcorp use?

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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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 ?

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 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. 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