|Testing combo to rule out HIV
Jul 26, 2002
Dear Dr. Kull,
1. Does the following testing combo completly rule out HIV infection at 8 months post exposure 2. If so why? 3. Have you heard of anyone who has had these tests all negative at such a late stage and still be infected?
Negative PCR DNA, ELISA, Western Blot and P24 Antigen
| Response from Mr. Kull
One HIV antibody test performed three or more months after exposure is sufficient. There is no need for multiple tests unless there was a known high risk exposure and symptoms you are experiencing are indicative of HIV infection (as determined by a doctor).
Antibody screening is highly, highly sensitive, and intial results are always confirmed by repeat testing on the same sample to rule out error.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Hiv Combo Test
- What Precautions Should One Take To Avoid Contracting The HIV And AIDS Disease?
- Statistics On Aids In South Carolina
- Where Can I Get Emediate Results For Home Hiv Test?
- What Causes Severe Vaginal Bleeding, Large Clots, Chills, Shivering, Abdominal And Leg Pain?
- Dealing With Constipation When You Are Hiv Positive
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.