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Can I Trust A 8 Month Negative Hiv Elisa Test

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Can i trust the results for an HIV elisa test after 7 and 10 months??

hello docs, you are doing a tremendous job here!! congratshere is the thing, I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status a year ago back in july 2009.....went through surgery in September (Varicicele) and took antibiotics for 3 weeks or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,Surgery doesn't affect HIV antibody testing. If you're negative at 7 months and haven't been exposed (really) since, you can trust the negative results.Be well (and safe),BY Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. ... Read more »

Dr. Bob, should I test again?

Hi Dr BOB, I made a donation and asked a coule of long questions and after re-reading my post... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including a Papsmear, when they are first diagnosed and when they first seek prenatalcare HIV+ women have another Pap six months later If both tests are negative, yearly screening is recommended Women who have symptomatic HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...trust, such as: Your case manager. Your HIV health care provider. An HIV/AIDS service agency. CDC Health Information at 1-800-342-2437 or e-mail cdcinfo@cdc.gov . The National AIDS Health Fraud Reporting Hotline, (888) 332-1820 offers recorded... Read more »
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Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test? Read more »

Please Read (how long to seroconvert)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...statement. I was exposed (male to female) on Feb 7th with the listed symptoms the following week. Been tested by Elisa at 2,4,8,12,17 so far negative. I also test at 28 day by RNA PCR and at 17 week DNA PCR. I feel like I'm looking for needles in... Read more »

what do you guys thing about this?

Posted by youngjock, 1 Reply
...unprotected sex regularly for the five years. and my tests are negative. We have been split up and in different states for the last 8 months. I have not seen him only talk to him over the phone. Im scared for myself and for both of us. I tried to... Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...all non-reactive/negative ? Orasure Oral swab HIV Antibody test at the week 25 mark ? non-reactive/negative ? Blood draw HIV ELISA test by my GP (Quest), private service (Labcorp), and local HIV clinic (at the 19, 23, and 25 week mark) ? all... Read more »