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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. James Krick
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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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How accurate is an at home oraquick HIV test?

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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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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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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Should I trust a Oraquick HIV test from drug store, 6 months after possible exposure?

Nucleic acid test: A nucleic acid test for HIV, if negative at 6 months after exposure will remove any doubt of an infection. Home test has more false positives and is not a definitive test. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the accuracy of oraquick HIV test after 45 days post exposure (6 weeks ) ?

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

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