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Elisa Test And Hiv

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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 Read more »

Elisa test and HIV strains

Ryan,Does the ELISA test pick up ALL strains/subtypes of HIV or are there rare strains that will... Read more »

3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB,... Read more »
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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 »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...using a finger-prick rapid test. Should I now get tested again using a different test? Are the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean... Read more »
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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...Positive or Indeterminate Test Result Mean? When a person gets an antibody test for HIV, the first test that is done is the ELISA test, also called the EIA. If the ELISA test is negative, this is considered a negative result, and confirmatory... Read more »
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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. Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.robertogiraldo.com/eng/papers/EveryoneTestsPositive.html Read more »

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 Read more »

elisa neg@3months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...my elisa test for hiv is neg at exactly 3 months from the time i had unprotected vaginal sex with a guy. we didnt use a condom but he pulled Read more »