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What is HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes? I had blood work done. Did they test for antibodies and the virus?

Antibody test HIV. It is a test for the two main types of HIV antibody (ab), types 1 and 2. Eia is the primary test method that is inexpensive, but it occasionally has false positive result, so there is a reflex test (automatic confirmation test) using a more expensive but more trustworthy test (immunoblot) to make very sure that the eia test result really is positive. There is a pcr test to detect HIV itself. Read more...

Was tested using HIV using HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia, with reflex 65 days from a possible infection, how accurate this test? And should I get tested again?

Yes and no. Usually people tested within the first 3-6 weeks of an exposure can have a false negative, but 65 days out should be enough time to have a positive test, so if it was negative, it's very likely it is correct. That said, if you have had a repeat exposure you are concerned about, you would need to be retested. Read more...

I just had an HIV 1/2 eia antibody screen w/ reflexes. Can you explain how this test works? Are there any better tests?

Viral Testing. To test for many infections we look for antibodies (your body's reaction to something new or foreign). In the case of HIV infection these antibodies can take three to six months to be positive on a test. This old fashioned test is a reliable and common screening tool. But, it is not the best test if one is possibly exposed. We now send HIV genetic tests which can be positive by day 21 post expos. Read more...

What is the meaning HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes?

Screen. This means a screening test for HIV 1 and HIV 2 was to be done, and if positive a reflex test that is more specific but more expensive will be performed. Read more...

Hiv Test- 85 & 121 days 4th Gen test and RT RNA PCR negtiv. 149 days HIV 1/O/2 Ab (3rd gen) negtiv. Is this conclusiv or do I need more testing? Ongoing symps - lymph nodes for 3 mons. Pls ans, thks

Not for HIV. It would help to know your risk factors for acquiring HIV, but, regardless, absence if viral DNA after 4 months followed by absence of HIV antibody at 5 months means that we're 99.9% certain you haven't acquired the HIV virus. However, you need to follow up with your doctor about the swollen lymph nodes. Read more...

Fourth generation HIV test detect rare subtypes or rare groups of HIV 1 and 2?

Please Clarify. Why do you keep asking about HIV subtypes that have never once been found in Mexico? What is your persistent worry about this? It makes not sense unless you have been exposed directly to someone from Cameroon or have been in some isolated parts of Africa. Read more...