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Positive or negative?

First of all, thank you for the excellent work you do here. I had one reactive HIV ELISA (value 50, high) while diagnosed with Hepatitis A in a clinic. I was told that I may be infected for more than a year, since it would explain a rash and high...
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
Sounds like you need another set of tests to determine if the western blot will evolve and develop more bands and whether the viral load remains positive and/or increases. Read more »

rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger)... Read more »

ELISA & HIV -1 VIRAL LOAD BY COBAS TAQMAN

Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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... Read more »
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Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
...individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel STD's :NEGATIVE . 7 MONTHS post p-exposure RNA Viral load :NEGATIVE,... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. What's Read more »

Standards for ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and I assume that the 3 month window is becoming the more accepted window period because of the increasing sensitivity of the ELISA test as it continues to be improved in being able to detect anti-bodies. But, does anyone know if ALL testing... Read more »

Need Expert Advise Please!!

Posted by macflyer53, 1 Reply
...sweats , thrush,and numbness in hands and feet. had a six week Elisa negative, PCR 50 copies 9 wks, negative, and 13 weeks quick blood draw Elisa negative. I still have numbness every day and tingling and losse stools ever other day. Could I... Read more »