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Elisa Hiv Test Accuracy At 4 Weeks From Exposure

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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

Test Accuracy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read all of the archives and posts and I understand that a pcr DNA HIV test is not a recommended test for diagnostic purposes according to the CDC primarily because of the risk of false positives and the price. Those two issues aside, how... Read more »

3 week accuracy

Posted by matty11, 1 Reply
I was just told by the testing clinic to come in 3 weeks after exposure because I was high risk. How accurate are the results at the 3 week mark? If it comes back negative, is that a good indication that the 3 month will probably be negative too? Read more »

i got tested for hiv 6 weeks after exposure

Posted by lookingforhelp, 1 Reply
i got tested at 6 week after exposure it was negative. what is the odds i will test positive later on. my anxiety is killing me. it actually put me in the hospital, there did more whit count test all were normal can anyone please help me Read more »

Accuracy of pcr dna with antibody after 6 weeks - insertive oral

Posted by SDT, 4 Replies
Forum, I have asked this a couple of places but somewhat different answers. I had a happy ending which include a few seconds of oral.

Since I have had fatigue, fever, tingles- 3 weeks
Then loss of appetite at 4 weeks and progressed to muscle aches... Read more »
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Quanitative PCR Test Accuracy 3 weeks following exposure!

I know with certainty I was exposed to HIV via anal intercourse about 3 weeks ago.....My doctor directed a quanitative PCR viral load test....Will the test definately show the virus present even though it has been 3 weeks since exposure? I know the...
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
It certainly can be positive at 3 weeks, and if it is, can confirm infection. Although if it is negative, infection could still be present, and the test just not positive yet.MH... Read more »

Accuracy of ELISA at three months of exposure

I had sexual relations with a man who told me a month and a half later that he is hiv+. i tested at this time, negative. I tested at three months of exposure, negative again. My doctor says it is unlikely that I am infected but I read that at three...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Elisa,I agree with your doctor. You are unlikely to have been infected, but you should get tested anyway. You should also practice safe sex! Be careful! DTD... Read more »

Accuracy of Elisa/EIA 6 years post "exposure"

I've emailed The Body before but never got an answer! Hopefully this time will be different.My question is this: is a standard Elisa or EIA screen still accurate if performed 6 years post {potential} exposure? Put another way, is there anyway...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The reason you did not get an answer is that many similar questions are already posted in the archives! Check it out! Briefly, your test results are accurate. Once you are HIV antibody positive, you remain positive, no matter if it's been... Read more »

Accuracy of 1st Generation Elisa

Would a Negative result via 1st Gen Elisa at 23 weeks be considered as accurate as a 3rd Generation Elisa.Thanks for all your help...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A 1st generation ELISA at 23 weeks after exposure is likely to be as accurate as a 3rd generation ELISA at three months. Early generation assays will detect antibodies to HIV in about 6 to 12 weeks following exposure; newer generation (3rd and 4th)... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy Testing

Acknowledging that searching the World Wide Web for information about sexually transmitted infections is common, the authors carried out the current study to determine which Internet sites offer STI testing and to obtain information about the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing for HIV

Should I get tested? How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested? How do HIV tests work? What are the different HIV screening tests available in the United States? If I test HIV negative, does that mean that my sex partner... Read more »