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Elisa Tests And O And N Sub Types

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3 types of elisa test are positive, do i need to go for WB?

I am 27 years old pregnant lady. During pregnancy, i got to know that i am hiv +ve. Then I was tested through 3 methods of ELISA - Combo aids rs, Retroquick, and hiv bi dot. All three tests have come positive. My doctor is suggesting i do not need...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The ELISA tests are very sensitive; however, the Western Blot test is more specific. Any (even three in a row) ELISA test (or EIA or rapid test) absolutely needs a confirmatory Western Blot test before someone can be diagnosed HIV positive.... Read more »

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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK does anyone no the answer to this question? Does an antibody test at 3 months then again at 6 months if you want, rule out infection of HIV? I mean can current ELISA test pick up all clades and subtypes of HIV1 infection. This is a really... Read more »

18 MONTHS TO FIND OUT latest ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It took me over a year and a half to figure out all the baloney that I was being fed from different doctors and clinics. They were giving me all kinds of misinformation about the different generation ELISA tests. To cut through all the medical... Read more »

SUB TYPES? Please help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is the deal with all the sub types and what test will detect these (home access, PCR, ELISA HIV1/HIV2) Also, if you were with someone from another country (Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa) what test should you use? Read more »