|what is a quimioluminicense test?
May 28, 2009
Hello Again Doctor I wrote you a question about a month ago about a massage and menstrual blood, Your statement "no risk" believe me it helped a lot,, still i am a very anxious person so at 4 weeks i took a test,just for a little more peace of mind, the lab suggested a "quimioluminisencia" test instead of their regular elisa,, they said it is their newer elisa, newer generation,more sensible,is it true? or is it just the same? I perfectly know you would say 4 weeks is too soon, but i have also heard most people that would be positive would be positive by 4 weeks, is that right? And one last thing,, I know this is a what if question and i dont think it will change your assesment, or hope it wont, but its something i forgot to mention and its been hanging in my mind,,I have a patch of red skin under the head of my penis, that some time opens like a little cut, went to the urologist gave me a cream,, it has opened about 3 times,,, also a patch of red like irritated skin on my testicle,, it has never opened or anything just like permanently irritated and maybe a little swollen,,also checked by urologist,,,, neither were open, or had any cuts when I went to the massage,, I guess the one under the head didnt touch at all the blood stain,but I cant be sure,, and the one in the testice might,,only for an instant and I am not sure,,,, will this change your risk assesment at all or if the skin its not broken it doesnt matter? As I always say I really really understand the importance of your time,, I am sending a donation as always, i hope it helps at least a little to someone in needs. Thank you again doctor ,, I hope i dont have to bother you again with this
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Chemiluminescent tests, such as the CMIA (chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay) are generally equivalent to the third generation ELISA in the qualitative detection of anti-HIV antibodies. It also simultaneously checks for HIV p24 antigen. You can read more about these and other HIV tests in the archives.
Most HIV-infected folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies and p24 antigen in their blood within four to six weeks. However, you'll need to wait until the three-month mark for a definitive test result.
The additional information did not alter my assessment or advice. If your skin problems continue, see a dermatologist.
Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.
Be well. Stay well.
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