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HIV Types Not Detected With NAT And Elisa

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one...
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3 types of elisa test are positive, do i need to go for WB?

I am 27 years old pregnant lady. During pregnancy, i got to know that i am hiv +ve. Then I was tested through 3 methods of ELISA - Combo aids rs, Retroquick, and hiv bi dot. All three tests have come positive. My doctor is suggesting i do not need...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The ELISA tests are very sensitive; however, the Western Blot test is more specific. Any (even three in a row) ELISA test (or EIA or rapid Read more »

Technical Testing Question (what I meant to ask!)

Dear Dr Bob,My question is two fold, but has to deal with the fact that most ELISAs, including rapid tests, detect only gp41 antibodies:I have seen people (confirmed positive with VL) with reactive ELISAs, but negative gp41 (& also 120) bands on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,These types of basic technical questions are not the real purpose of this forum, so I'll be brief.Your confusion has to do with the basic Read more »

Does a standard Elisa detect Hiv 2?

Dear Doctor Frascino, This is my second attempt at posting a question. I live in India, approx 8 months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a CSW in Thailand. The intercourse was with a condom. I tested -ve for HIV in Elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...simultaneously. These are often listed as "HIV-1/2" or "HIV-1 and HIV-2" on the lab test results. I have no way of knowing what type of test you had performed. You will need to check with the doctor or clinic that performed the test.Good luck.Dr.... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inexpensiveand very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...chain DNA CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CIA Chemiluminescent immunoassay EIA Enzyme immunoassay ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay FDA US Food and Drug Administration HLA Human leukocyte antigen ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent types of body shape changes than men. Women may experience more fat gain in theirbreasts and waists. Weak bones: It is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...valuable treatments are developed and tested in other countries. However, many other countries permit health claims without the kinds of proof required in the United States. The treatment is only available privately, for a short time, or from... Read more »
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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 »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...However it is also my understanding that the standard ELISA test used is very reliable for diagnosing HIV-1, Group M (all subtypes) infections but may not detect HIV-1 group O or Group N infections and standard PCR RNA testing is only accurate... Read more »

Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
...Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

18 MONTHS TO FIND OUT latest ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...year and a half to figure out all the baloney that I was being fed from different doctors and clinics. They were giving me all kinds of misinformation about the different generation ELISA tests. To cut through all the medical babble and not... Read more »