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Does Siv Test Positive On Elisa

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Dear Dr.Kull;A week ago, while playing with the monkeys, I got the saliva of one of the monkeys into my left eye. I read some articles on the net which state that the most of the SIV strains found in monkeys are almost identical to HIV-2 and might...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not aware of any documentation of SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) causing illness in humans. Research has shown that strains of SIV and HIV are similar, and that there is good reason to believe that HIV evolved from SIV. However, saying... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Blocks HIV/SIV Transmission in Monkeys, Study Says; Could Lead to HIV-Blocking Microbicide for Humans

An experimental drug has blocked the transmission of an HIV/SIV hybrid in monkeys and may be used in the development of an HIV-blocking microbicide in humans, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the journal Science , Reuters ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Probiotic/Prebiotic Supplement Combination Shows Benefits in SIV-Infected Pigtailed Macaques

Over the years, a number of small studies have been publishedsuggesting that there might be benefits associated with probiotic and/orprebiotic supplementation in people with HIV infection. Probiotics typicallycomprise live microbes that play a key... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Not Linked to SIV-Contaminated Polio Vaccines, Study Says

HIV was not introduced into the human population through oral polio vaccines used in the 1950s in Africa that were contaminated with simian immunodeficiency virus, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science , Reuters ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unexpected Effects of PEP in Amsterdam

SIV (simian immunodefiency virus) is related to HIV, and in susceptible monkeys SIV causes an AIDS-like condition. Experiments with monkeys have found that giving them anti-SIV drugs shortly after they are exposed to SIV greatly reduces their risk... Read more »
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Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

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Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
I had unprotected insertive vaginal, with a lady a few times. I then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach.

A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot.

I went back to test again 7... Read more »

Syntoms without Elisa test positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been reading some texts and i have read lots of times that there are people with HIV, that remain soronegative for long periods without Elisa tests get positive.
I dont understand well, but is there any reason for this to occur, is there any... Read more »