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Elisa Test For Hiv

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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
...to HIV-2 (see "HIV 2" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Testing/Q36692.qna). 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 »

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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dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this... 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 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 people Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

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18 months...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...more...But all hiv tests neg.! I have done repeatedly elisa-tests hiv1/2 about 18 months and I have done repeatedly pcr-dna-tests for hiv1 and hiv2 and I have done a viral-culture-test. All tests are neg.! But the symptoms and pain do not go!... Read more »