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Tested Positive - Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2

Dr.Doc,Yesterday i went picked up my HIV test results & they were positive- the Lab did Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2 become positive. I still believe this is false results i got. is there a way i can veryify this results with another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is indeed possible your initial test was a "false positive." You can read about false-positive HIV tests in the archives, as I've discussed them on numerous occasions over the years. Your next step is to have your ELISA test... Read more »

elisa hiv1 hiv2

Lei en internet un texto que dice: Al inicio: En la infeccion aguda de HIV,el Antigeno de HIV,... Read more »

HIV/HBV Co-infection affect Elisa HIV Test

turn out a false negative result after a eight month Elisa HIV antibody test?I have test -ve on... Read more »
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Very Early HIV Treatment May Limit "Seeding" of Latent HIV Reservoirs, Study Finds

Early HIV treatment, specifically during acute HIV infection, can limit the virus from forming HIV reservoirs in central memory CD4+ cells, according to study results presented at CROI 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Researchers in Thailand screened 52,767... Read more »
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Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
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How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most people develop antibodies by 4 weeks and would test postive then (90% is what I heard).

Thanks

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PCR/ELISA & "Hiding HIV"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested negative on a standard ELISA test AND a DNA PCR test at almost 5 months post-exposure. The results were negative. Nevertheless, joint and node pain continues. I can't stop thinking that HIV is somehow hiding in my nodes and thus escaping... Read more »

3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse.
no condom, 0.5hrs.
Tested neg 3.5 mths elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 pcr
both tests done by A.I.M. health labs.
I had the symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and white tonge with ulcerations.... Read more »

HIV ELISA Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
One last question for all of you experts. I had an HIV test and it was negative. Does the ELISA test both HIV 1 & 2?? I have been in areas where HIV 2 is prevalent. However, while in those areas my risk was virtually non-existent. Just... Read more »