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Hiv Antibody Non Reactive After Window Period

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1 postive eclia, 1 weakly reactive eclia, and 3 non reactive elisa

dear doc, welcome back from your holidays. thank god you are fine. recently i had a routine check and my hiv eclia test came back positive. I am so worried and I dont know why. so i did a wb, but still havent got the results yet.I had several...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming the latex condoms were used properly and didn't fail (break), your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Consequently your chances of being HIV infected are also negligible.I can only assume the testing at your first clinic has... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... 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) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Non-Circumcision Among Men May Play Role in Failure of Merck's Adenovirus-Based HIV Vaccine

As CROI 2008 in Boston drew to a close, we asked David Wohl, associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and co-director of HIV services for the North Carolina Department of Corrections, what he felt was the... Read more »
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Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV Antibody Assays

HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter
Published September 2001
Niel Constantine, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Early Detection and the Window Period
Specific antibody to HIV is produced shortly after infection, but... Read more »

Time will tell if the windows period is questioned

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
Hello guys,

First and formost, i would like compliment Daisey as she is a very strong person. Honestly, if i do have HIV, i probably would just write one or two more posts and then shut the computer for a while. Nobody wants this including myself,... Read more »