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Elisa Testing 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
...If you are talking about HIV-1 or HIV-2, you need to have HIV-1/2 specific tests performed to have an accurate result. Standard HIV-1 antibody tests 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 »

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... 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, 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 »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

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HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

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...http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/rna-testing/RNA-facts.pdf Read more »