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The question which is never asked + donation

Mar 23, 2010

Hi Doc. does the elisa test work after years from the exposure? i made antibody HIV 1&2 screening after 8 years from the high risk exposure and came back negative so does the body still produce antbodies after years?

Response from Dr. Frascino


A question never asked? WHAT? This type of question gets asked so frequently, it qualifies as a QTND (question that never dies)! Have a closer look at the archives. Like all QTNDs, this one has an ATNC (answer that never changes). Yes, ELISA tests are accurate and valid for years and years after an exposure. Your negative HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody test is definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and about seven years plus nine months overdue!

So now I have a question for you. What the hell took you so long to collect your WOO-HOO???

Dr. Bob

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