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Hiv Antibody And P24 Antigen Test

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Dou Hiv antibody/p24 antigen test

Dear Dr Bob,thank you for your selfless work.I had an unprotected sexual encounter with someone of unknown status 7 weeks ago.I am desperate for some peace of mind.I want to take the HIV antibody/p24 antigen Duo Test,next week and would desperately...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tony,HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive. You'll have to hold tight until then for a conclusive test result. I'll send my good-luck karma that your definitive three-month test... Read more »

Help late seroconversion

Help Dr. Bob Sexo with girl of program without condoms, and tests of 4. Generation after 18 and 24... Read more »

HIV negative 13 weeks

Hello, I had sexual encounter with 2 sex workers in the same night 3 months ago. Condoms were used... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...antibodies to HIV-1 groups M and O, and as antibodies to HIV-2. Levels of p24 antigen increase early after initial infection, before HIV antibody is produced. Because it detects HIV-1 p24 antigen, in addition to antibodies, the ARCHITECT HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...screening tests. U.S. blood donations have been screened for antibodies to HIV-1 since March 1985 and HIV-2 since June 1992. The p24 Antigen test was added in 1996. Blood and blood products that test positive for HIV are safely discarded and are... Read more »
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 »
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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what is a p24 antigen ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what is a p24 antigen ? is this part of the elisa test ? is this the antibody ? anyone know ? Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...use in the United States.(1) A common feature of all varieties of ELISA is the use of enzyme conjugates that bind to specific HIV antibody, and substrates/chromogens that produce color in a reaction catalyzed by the bound enzyme conjugate. The... Read more »

p24 antigen test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is it true the p24 antigen test is only accurate 2-4 weeks after infection ? Read more »

test question please!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had a possible sexual exposure to hiv and expierenced lots of symptoms, rash, mouth ulcer, extreme fatigue, sore throat, would a proviral dna by pcr rule in ir out the cause of the illness, at 30 days taken reguardless if the fatigue is still... Read more »