Does ELISA HIV test detect type o or other type of hiv?

HIV screening. An ELISA is often done as an initial HIV screening test. It is designed to have high sensitivity for most types of HIV in the gene real population, but does have some false positives. That being said, there are some types of HIV, e.g. type O, that are unusual outside of Cameroon or West Africa, but are not recognized by usual antibody tests. Check with an I.D. specialist for your area and test. .

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If an ELISA HIV test is negetive at two months.... What are the chances of the result being negetive after three months test?

HIV Testing. There is absolutely no correct answer to your question. I know you are asking this over and over. Are you hoping for a different answer? Since you continue to ask about the HIV antibody testing there is no right answer. But, by three months the majority of those who are positive will test positive. I do not think there are verifiable statistics for sixty days. Read more...

Can healthy people get false positive ELISA HIV test? If so why?

Yes, it is possible. Some people may have a biologically false-positive test for hiv, when tested by elisa. Such people usually have a negative or indeterminate confirmatory test, the western blot. That usually happens because of some antibodies that were directed against other organisms recognizing part of hiv. If there is any question, a qualitative HIV dna pcr may put the question to rest. Read more...

Can healthy individuals get false positive ELISA HIV test? Final question. Does it always mean there's something wrong with someone if they get this.

Yes and No. Healthy people can get a positive screening test for hiv. Screening tests have high sensitivity but not very high specificity. Many issues can cause a false positive including flu vaccination. Mostly the cause of false positive is not known and it is not because there is anything wrong with the person who gets a false positive test. Read more...

I did an ELISA HIV test at 80 days mark. The result was negetive. How reliable is it? Can I be free f fears? Can 10 days differences make difference?

HIV is hard to get. I always worry when i hear of the prolonged length of time people getting poor health care are worrying about things they do not need to worry about. If you really feel you got exposed to HIV you must get the HIV RNA viral test. This will be 100% accurate from 21 days after the exposure. Any physician prolonging your agony is not serving you well. Read more...