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Antibody Used To Screen For Hiv

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Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen screen)was positive, the reaction was low the doctor told her that she was infected about 2 months ago ..i did the test (serum) yesterday and that was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If your girlfriend has only had a reactive (positive) preliminary HIV-antibody/antigen screening test, she would not yet be considered HIV positive! She needs a confirmatory, more specific test, such as a Western Blot, Read more »

antibody screen

Hello, I wonder if antibody screen is the same as blood-sensitization test.If not could you explain... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

...Prism System. FDA said the test identifies antibodies to HIV type 1, groups M and O, and to HIV type 2. It is the second donor screening test licensed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1, group O. Positive results for the test still require... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

...Abbott PRISM HCV Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (ChLIA) Serum / Plasma Donor screening test for the qualitative detection of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in human serum and plasma specimens. Also intended for use in testing blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia Hospital Starts All-Inclusive HIV Screening

... In the fall of 2006, Howard University Hospital began planning an HIV screening program based on CDC guidelines that call for testing all patients ages 13-64. In the District, there are 128.4 AIDS cases Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Researchers Identify Novel Type of Antibody That Potently Inhibits HIV Infection

...drugs," said NCI Director John E. Niederhuber, M.D. "The development of new drugs against HIV is an urgent public health need." Antibodies are large proteins naturally produced by the immune system to help fight disease-causing foreign invaders,... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...analytical sensitivity. Tests to Screen for HIV Infection For the laboratory diagnosis of HIV, the mere presence of specific antibodies signals that infection has occurred. For the diagnosis to be correct, however, detection depends on the use... Read more »

HIV from Malaysia

Posted by hivfromasia, 3 Replies
...My question is related to Antibody Screening in the US. I read here hat the US Antibody Tests mainly for HIV1 Subtype B. I had an unprotected vaginal exposure with a Read more »

Screening and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Accuracy of Screening Tests The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens from whole disrupted virus (first generation), Read more »