Elisa test and cut off value
Dec 19, 2012
Dear shannon, I had an unprotected sex with a guy whose status is unknown.after 5 months of exposure i had an ELisa test.which says the following Hiv 1/2 antibodies :-(negative)0.056 s/co cut off value :- 0.24 s/co. please explain my status according to this values mentioned in the report.Do i need to retest in the further period? and what exactly is the cut off value?does it change from person to person?please do reply with your valuable feedback. Regards
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again. When you test comes back negative or non reactive than so are you. When running test they are looking for specific values and every lab is different but consistent in the results. Your test is showing that you are negative and at 5 months if there have been no other exposures during this time that you are HIV free from the experience you had.
Be well and bring those condoms! Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Cold Feet After Oral Sex On A Woman What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Dry Cough After Sex With Stripper Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Groin Pain After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Hairy Tongue After Unprotected Sex Without Ejaculation Worried I Have HIV
- White Tongue After Vaginal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Can You Be Born With Std?
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.