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6 Month Negative ELISA Pooled RNA

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Is a viral load test (RNA PCR) up till 40 plates over than two monthes later be compared to six monthes ELISA?

Is a viral load test (RNA PCR) up till 40 plates a little over than two monthes after the suspected event could be compared to six monthes ELISA? Does that mean around 99% security that a person is negative? Normally a viral load should be in the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The comparative study you are asking for has really not been done. You are correct about the viral load numbers and the 2 cases.MH... Read more »

Pos Elisa Neg PCR DNA and RNA 6 months later

In June I had a neg. elisa, neg westblot, postive pcr 10,000 copies. The Dr said that number could... Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to... Read more »
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RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

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negative elisa at 8 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please Help I am still having symptoms after a risk expose to HIV, does the elisa pick up subtypes to HIV and would this test be conclusive, I had a HIV 1/2 test at 5 months now again at 8 months I also had a RNA-PCR at 3 months, am I done testing,... Read more »

My 3 Month Elisa = Negative!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I feel very good today. The Elisa was at 93 1/2 days, so a little bit past three months. It was negative.

I am going to try to put this behind me. I can't live my life worrying out there in the 0-3% land. I will probably get another test after 4... Read more »

elisa negative at 2 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, my question is the following:
I just got the result of my test wich was negative for hiv, hepatitis B and siphilis, last risk was on april 6, and the test was taken on june 7. This is exactly 2 months. How accurate is elisa test at 2 months?... Read more »

The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »