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Elisa Test For HIV And AIDS

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Elisa test and HIV strains

Ryan,Does the ELISA test pick up ALL strains/subtypes of HIV or are there rare strains that will not be picked up ?Thank you for your answer.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services HIV-2 (see "HIV 2" Otherwise, the standard HIV-1 Elisa test is fine-tuned to detect all subtypes. See my response to "Rare HIV Strains into Perspective"... Read more »

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Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II) more than one under most circumstances (especially in babies). PCR tests are also usually done in conjunction with other tests for HIV, just to rule out inaccuracies in the test. This test is very difficult for labs to perform, hence its... Read more »
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...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 Read more »


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I just spoke to a woman on the phone where I am going to be testing. They told me at three months that the 1st generation is only 80% conclusive. Why do they experts say that it is 95% conclusive? I am confused as hell and don't know what to... Read more »