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Alternate Tests For False Negative Elisa Hiv

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False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions: 1. The ELISA test can return a 'false negative' if the test is done too soon. The second time is after the body no longer is producing the antibodies...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...99% accuracy = 6 months). If a person getstested prior to 6 months, the antibody tests may not detect the infection (afalse negative). At 6 months and beyond, the ELISA/Western Blot tests willnormally show positive for the rest of the persons... Read more »

False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions:... Read more »

3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB,... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...include enzyme immunoassays (ELISA/EIA), chemiluminescent immunoassays (CIAs), and rapid tests. ( AII ) Patients who test negative for HIV antibody at baseline should receive a follow-up HIV antibody test at 3 months. For individuals who test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...high degree of sensitivity, whereas confirmatory assays have a high specificity. Tests with high sensitivity produce few false-negative results, whereas tests with high specificity produce few false-positive results. These classes of assays,... Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA

Posted by HoPeAndFaiTh, 1 Reply
...sorry because of my bad english. I had a ELISA 4 generation test + p24, after 9 weeks of possible infection (60 days). It was negative. I did the test after 4 weeks too. And negative. But I have all se sympthoms: Rash on the palms of my hands,... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Chances of false negative elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Tested negative almost 5 months (145 days) after exposure and got a negative elisa. What are the chances that this is a false negative? Read more »