Hiv Can Be Detected Through The Elisa Test Within A Few Days Of Contamination?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test...
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HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

Dear Dr. Robert, About three weeks ago I had a standard set of blood tests ran and one of those was for HIV (I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant would of been 7 weeks during the blood draw). Well I fell down our stairs last week and went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello RW, I'm delighted you found the information here enlightening and reassuring. Being told you or a loved one had a positive ELISA test can be terrifying, particularly if you don't understand the limitations of that screening test and the... Read more »

contaminated HIV blood in an apple, possible to infect?

Dear Mark,Say for example there's an apple and it was contaminated with a drop of fresh blood with hiv inside. The apple was injected with hiv blood about a day ago someone was messing around. Then somebody consumed that apple a day later. And the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Emma,"Hello Mark"??? Who's that??? Emma, something tells me you've been submitting your question to multiple forums, trying to get a response, right? Yep, I thought so. Emma, sweetie, when you have a question about poisoned apples, you're... 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, I was retested a week later at the same place elisa + WB NEG. Had a uni-gold test done that day as well was neg. March of this yesr had another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You and your wife are definitively HIV negative. Your positive ELISA tests are false positives as demonstrated by your subsequent negative HIV tests, including a Western Blot. There are a number of potential Read more »


I contracted syphilis, gonorrhaea, chlamydia & other bacteria from a contaminated gel during a routine gyn. examination at my doctor earlier this year. Could I been infected with HIV as well? Test at 6 wks negative.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sweetie, I don't buy your story. And I would guess you're just trying to get me to respond to your query about possible contracting HIV from a routine gynecologic examination. I value honestly, integrity and veracity. So if you'd like to try... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Architect HIV Combo assay detected approximately 88% of acutely infected individuals who had been missed by a third generation ELISA test. 1 The available screening assays (i.e., rapid tests, the third generation or earlier ELISAs, and CIAs)... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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waiting time ?? different view ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dear All, I am written from Spain. I had a negative Elisa test at 39 days after exposure . I also have a negative PCR RNA test at 42 days. My doctor is telling me 100% I am OK, but looking Read more »

ELISA test taken!

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...whether it is accurate is a different story. My question is, what is a STAT test? what is the meaning of asympotamic stage of hiv?please do not tell me to research myself as i am in a stage where i do not know what to do nor think. I need answers... Read more »

Positive, then negative! Going out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...very sketchy on details. I didn't know what to ask because I didn't know much about the testing proceedures. He said it was an ELISA test and that he was going to have the lab verify the results on the same sample and for me to come back for a... Read more »

Some interesting info about the WINDOW PERIOD...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...France (and thus only used in France, the others are not approved) are reliable to 99,8 % at four weeks after the last risk of contamination. A three months deadline was decided by the committee of the experts brought together by the Ministry for... Read more »