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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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Hiv test 8 and 10 weeks after exposure blood test neg. 11 and 15 weeks after exposure oraquick mouth swab test negative are these conclusive ?

Hiv test 8 and 10 weeks after exposure blood test neg. 11 and 15 weeks after exposure oraquick mouth swab test negative are these conclusive ?

Further HIV issues: Hi i would advise to re-read my last note. I just wanted to add that in the future if there is an accident or high risk exposure you can prevent infection if you act within 72 hours. This is call pep, post exposure prophylaxis. It consists of being put on an HIV medication combination for a month. The prevention technique is very successful. Never wait to ask for help if you get exposed again. ...Read more

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I went to get a free HIV test the one they swab your mouth it came out negative but as the tester picked the tub up waste on hands risk for HIV or std

I went to get a free HIV test the one they swab your mouth it came out negative but as the tester picked the tub up waste on hands risk for HIV or std

No risk, don't worry: There has never been a case of HIV or any STD that was transmitted in a clinic or doctor's office, or that resulted from being tested for HIV. Although of course the health worker should not handle garbage and then touch patients, HIV and STDs are not the kinds of infections that would result. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Hi I took a hiv test recently and I waited a year and 6 mouth too do it and I would just like too know is it accurate?

Hi I took a hiv test recently and I waited a year and 6 mouth too do it and I would just like too know is it accurate?

ELISA/VIRAL LOAD: You should meet with your doctor to discuss concerns and be examined. Given the duration since exposure is 14yrs, the odds are less. But for peace of mind get a full blood work up/STD screen. HIV ELISA and HIV RNA viral load to be through. ...Read more

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I had some symptoms like lymph nods or a kind of herpes on my mouth , my HIV test was negativ after more than 6 month of the risk but I am afraid?

HIV negative: Without knowing exactly what tests were run it is difficult to say for certain, but the overwhelming chance is that you are HIV negative. The lesson is obvious. Only protected sex and only with individuals you "know" well. You can never be sure of honesty when it comes to sex, money, politics and life. Appreciate your concern but think you can relax. Be well. ...Read more

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Had protected sex with 2 women last year.Did an HIV test both duo combo and PCR and they where all Negative.But my body feels hot,always having flu and bumps in the mouth that are some times filled with blood or fluid.Always come one by one.

Had protected sex with 2 women last year.Did an HIV test both duo combo and PCR and they where all Negative.But my body feels hot,always having flu and bumps in the mouth that are some times filled with blood or fluid.Always come one by one.

Test again: If your initial HIV tests were done too early after exposure, they could have been truely negative at the time but you are describing AIDS-like symptoms which needs to be investigated ...Read more

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Negative HIV test after 27 days exposure. I use condom, but my mouth and finger touch sex worker virginal liquid. So any change HIV test second time?

The question is?: I'm not sure of your question, but it sounds like you may have come into contact with the HIV virus. Your blood test at 27 days after exposure was negative and you want to know what to do now? You should check an HIV test at 6 weeks and 6 months after exposure. If both are negative, you are 'good to go.' between now and the 6 month mark you should act like you have HIV - so you don't pass it. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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