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Do Modern Elisa Hiv Tests Detect O And N Strains

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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strains M and O

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was reading some "Ask the Experts" archives and found a question about strains M and O.... in which the expert recommended special testing for. I googled it and found a case of a woman back in the mid 90's Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »

ELISAS NEGATIVOS 3 MESES Y PREOCUPADO?

Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
...del VIH durante el perodo de la ventana, a pesar de conocer los resultados no sern concluyentes? Have you gotten expensive HIV tests, such as viral load or p24 antigen, despite being at very low or no risk of infection? Has llegado caro pruebas... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...listen to you. Its your body. Its your health. And if your doctor doesnt like it. go get another one. There were like 3 new strains of the flu last year, and my annual shot protected me for none of them. Why think HIV mutates any differently? Read more »