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What's the accuracy of negative rapid hiv test and duo test after 10 weeks?

What's the accuracy of negative rapid hiv test and duo test after 10 weeks?

Nucleic acid test: Negative duo test at 10 weeks is good but not fool proof. It would be better to get a HIV nucleic acid test. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, an HIV duo test (antibody/antigen) at 30 days or a rapid result finger prick antibody test at 7 weeks?

Which is more reliable, an HIV duo test (antibody/antigen) at 30 days or a rapid result finger prick antibody test at 7 weeks?

HIV: HIV testing should be done repeatedly up to 3 months, but some would recommend longer. The best test would be a PCR for HIV RNA, but this is expensive. The duo test checks for p24 antigen and antibody and should be positive in most people at 30 days, but there are rare instances of false-negative results. The question about which is best cannot be answered and is irrelevant. ...Read more

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Hiv expo 59 days, 23 day rna+combo test neg, gave blood for more test inclu HIV genotype. From urine test - abnormal protein. 1) why my doc asked geno test with neg result 2 abno protein means? Help

Hiv expo 59 days, 23 day rna+combo test neg, gave blood for more test inclu HIV genotype. From urine test - abnormal protein. 
1) why my doc asked geno test with neg result
2 abno protein means? Help

More info needed: Your HIV test results are nearly conclusive you don't have it. Otherwise, I can't help much. Ask your doctor directly. I don't understand requesting HIV genotype except in someone with confirmed infection; the test can't even be done unless RNA or DNA positive for HIV. Maybe you misunderstood? There are many causes of "abnormal" urine protein and HIV isn't one of them as far as I know. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please interpret- C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

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C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

You have chlamydia: "Detected" means the test found chlamydia -- i.e. a positive result. Return to the doctor or clinic where the test was done for treatment. (If you tested yourself at a lab, see a doctor or clinic ASAP.) Your current or recent sex partner(s) also need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

+ gonorrhoeae  DNA amplification  test,  but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read more

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Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests? If not, why?

Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests?  If not, why?

Spirochaetes: These organisms are exceptionally difficult, if not impossible, to grow in artificial media. They can be diagnosed by special stains, serologically by antibody formation, and in some instances by detection of antigens by nuclear protein detection. ...Read more

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Should i get an ELISA or western blot test if my hiv1&2 rapid tests come out negative? Hiv rapid is reliable?

Should i get an ELISA or western blot test if my hiv1&2 rapid tests come out negative? Hiv rapid is reliable?

PCR: The reason i would urge you to get the pricey pcr is that is is clear that you are worried, and it is costing you emotional energy. Pcr is the gold standard and will give you the right answer before either of the others. I hope things turn out well, but having HIV is no longer a death sentence. Good luck, live and love responsibly, and keep taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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Will tremponal tests (eia, ClIA ) become positive before non tremponal tests (rpr,vdrl)?

Will tremponal  tests (eia, ClIA ) become positive before non tremponal tests (rpr,vdrl)?

It can happen: Revised reply: disregard earlier one if you saw it. At first I misunderstood the question. The newer TP specific IgG/IgM tests (EIA etc) and RPR/VDRL have similar seroconversion times, typically 4-6 weeks. The IgG tests often are positive first, but exact frequency of this isn't yet known -- more study needed. Apologies again if any confusion from earlier reply. ...Read more

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Had a risk event in 2003 took 4 oraquick swab test and hospital took a rapid HIV plasma test. All negative. How accurate are these tests after that lo?

Had a risk event in 2003 took 4 oraquick swab test and hospital took a rapid HIV plasma test. All negative. How accurate are these tests after that lo?

See details: You are asking this question 12 years later?????? The test is accurate if done at least 3 months after contact. ...Read more

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4 month neg HIV test brief unprotected encounter with female is this conclusive 3 2ndgenantibodies test neg three rapids neg and a PCR undetectable ?

4 month neg HIV test brief unprotected encounter with female is this conclusive 3 2ndgenantibodies test neg three rapids neg and a PCR undetectable ?

Probably, clarify.: The standard HIV test is first the elisa, for screening, and then the western blot for specificity. The western blot is done if the elisa test is positive. Nucleic acid tests, like pcr, are used in testing donor blood. Although the basic tests can be extermely accurate there is a chance of false negatives due to the up to 6 month seroconversion time it takes to make antibodies. See my comment. ...Read more

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Is the HIV DNA PCR test accurate enough for early diagnosis?

Yes: The PCR is highly accurate and sensitive. It may take 6 weeks to 6 months for the elisa and western blot antibody tests to be positive. Since the PCR tests for the virus itself, it is detectable earlier, before an immune response has been initiated, but at a much higher price. ...Read more

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What is trichomonas?

What is trichomonas?

Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Is the Oraquick gum swab, at home rapid test, for HIV reliable/accurate?

Very accurate: This text is extremely accurate. However, of all available HIV antibody test, it takes the longest to be conclusive, 3 months after the last possible HIV exposure. All other tests are done on blood and are conclusive after 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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13Days after sex if i test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate ?

13Days after sex if i test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate ?

No.: How will you be testing for these agents? Some require culture, some depend on antibody production, some use DNA technology. Tests dependent on antibody production are not likely to turn positive in two weeks. It would be preferable to see your doctor for the correct choice of tests. ...Read more

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HIV rapid test at 11weeks and negative.How accurate is this?

HIV rapid test at 11weeks  and negative.How accurate is this?

HIV testing: Accurate but needs follow-up. If you really want to be certain you are negative you should have a PCR for HIV RNA done ($$$). Be careful out there, and make sure you have been tested for other STDs if you have had unprotected sex. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are odds of having false negatives had4oraquicks 1rapid blood test and eia antibody w/ reflexes for hiv 1/2. Took tests 10 years after event. ?

You don't have HIV: I recognize you as having asked the same question multiple times. Please don't allow yourself to remain a victim of these thoughts. Life is hard enough without obsessing over something that happened long ago. We've all had misadventures and mishaps, and we learn to love ourselves in spite of it and even cherish the things we've learned from. Health and friendship. ...Read more