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Hiv Antibodies Detected By Elisa

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HIV detection & hepatitis B vaccine

I would like to know during the course of taking Hep B vaccination, could the HIV antibodies would not be detectable during ELISA test?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no data to suggest that this is the case. Read more »

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
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How do I know if I have HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...problem with ELISA is that it is not 100% accurate. ELISA is very sensitive, thus the test recognizes even small amounts of HIV antibodies. The sensitivity is set extremely high because it is better to have some false positives, than to miss the... Read more »

Is this true about the window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...http://www.kcom.edu/faculty/chamberlain/Website/lectures/lecture/aids.htm At this website it states: Stage I ends with the production of high titers of anti-HIV antibodies at 2-3 months, postinfection. Anti-HIV antibodies are usually detectable... Read more »

fever

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've read that those who are infected almost always have a fever up to week 4 at least. Is this true? Can someone seroconvert without any fever? Is it possible to have a fever from week 4 onwards? Read more »

Saliva Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are saliva tests just as accurate as blood tests? Read more »