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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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

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. What's 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

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How accurate is a six week oraquick HIV test?

How accurate is a six week oraquick HIV test?

There can be: False negatives if you test within 3 months of transmission. ...Read more

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How soon does a hiv test come back positive?

How soon does a hiv test come back positive?

You might be asking: Two things: how long after exposure is test positive or how long does it take to get the test result? The latest RNA/antigen tests look for the presence of the HIV virus. They may be positive within 1-3 weeks of infection, are more expensive, offered fewer places. Antibody tests are positive more like 3-8, up 12 weeks after infection. But results can be known within 30 minutes in many cases. ...Read more

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How accurate is an at home oraquick HIV test?

Very: Very accurate as long as one waits till the exposure is far enough in the past that there would be an antibody against HIV to test for. ...Read more

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How sensitive is a six week oraquick HIV test?

Depends: The test is sensitive in detecting antibodies to HIV. However, some people may not make antibodies for up to a year after infection. If you are concerned about infection, please ask for a HIV nucleic acid test. ...Read more

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What HIV test does MEPS (for the military) use?

What HIV test does MEPS (for the military) use?

Call and ask: Probably their standard screening test is state-of-the art; I would guess a 4th generation (also called "duo" or "combo") blood test. It's obviously in the military's interest to use the very best test available. But why not just call and ask them? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is the RNA HIV test?

Can you tell me how precise is the RNA HIV test?

HIV PCR testing: HIV testing using PCR technology is extremely accurate, infact sometimes 'too accurate' since lab errors can (very rarely) occur if there are even just a few strips of genetic material contaminating another vial. Whatever ur doc is telling u on your lab report, I would tend to trust- unless it just doesn't make sense clinically. Remember all labs have to correlate with what's going on with the pt. ...Read more

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How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test?

Very accurate: It is very accurate in the 99% range. If you have had a recentepossible exposure though you need to check it again in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How long after exposure is an RNA HIV test accurate?

3-7 days: HIV RNA can be detected by available methods like PCR within 3-7 days after exposure. If you suspect exposure it is recommended that you start post exposure prophylaxis (medication) within 3 days or as early as possible ...Read more

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How does a rapid hiv test work at planned parenthood?

Ask the clinic: The details probably vary from one Planned Parenthood clinic to another. You'll need to ask your clinic about their procedures. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an HIV test result to come in?

OTC Immediately: There are now over the counter (otc) HIV tests available that can be done at home. A blood test takes one to two days depending on the laboratory. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV test needed for only oral sex?

What?: If you are at risk or worry about a possible HIV infection the tests are the same regardless of the way this virus is transmitted or regardless of how you got it. The test tests for HIV.
But we now know that getting HIV orally is only theoretical. There is nearly zero risk in nearly all oral exposures. Google this new research paper on HIV risks and learn. ...Read more

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Oraquick HIV test accuracy after 3 months. Is it reliable?

Pretty good: A few percent false negatives. Especially if you have the flu-like illness that accompanies HIV serconversion in many cases, consider getting a blood test. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is my HIV test accurate after 6-7 months?

What do you mean?: You don't tell us what test you have had. If you had an antibody test 6-7 months after unprotected sex and it is negative, odds are that you are fine. If this is not the case, I can't answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is DNA prc HIV test after 8 days accurate!?

Too soon: If you mean the test was done 8 days after the potential exposure to hiv, it was too soon to test. The test result may be accurate but inappropriate as it was done too early. See this site for info.
http://www. Sfaf. Org/hiv-info/testing/. ...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