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Hiv Combo Test

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Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Got myself tested 4 weeks after my last "possible" exposure (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown) via SD BIOLINE HIV 1/2 RAPID TEST. Results came out negative.

At the 7th /... Read more »

40 hiv duo, 84 EIA, 97 combo test neg.

Posted by longlife, 1 Reply
40 days later, the duo screw hiv ab / ag neg.
84 days after HIV 1/2 EIA neg.
97 days later, the combo HIV 1/2 neg.

Do I need another test?
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Abbott ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay Accuracy

Posted by pupiz, 1 Reply
Hi, all. I had an exposure June 25 and ran across this particular 4th generation test that was approved by the FDA in 2010. I am not sure about the accuracy of it. I took an HIV test at 19 days and it was negative. I know that it is not conclusive,... Read more »

1/2combo better?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it better to take an EIA hiv 1/2 or is the HIV1 EIA just the same in reguards to HIV1 or does the combo pick up group O better? Please answer

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Reactive Ag/Ab Combo Sreen - Negative Western Blot

Posted by Seth28, 3 Replies
Hi All,

It's been 8 weeks since I had condom protected anal sex with my HIV positive ex boyfriend. He did not cum inside the condom in me.

In November 2011 I got tested and I was non-reactive (negative) from the combo screen. I just got tested 2 weeks... Read more »
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HIV combo test

Dr. Wohl, I had a condom break during vaginal sex with a CSW. How accurate is a combination of a HIV RNA PCR test with a 3rd generation HIV antibody test at 4 weeks? What single test do you refer in the future to put this completely behind me?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Testing negative at 3 weeks with a viral load (HIV RNA PCR) and an antibody test at 4 weeks spells not infected to me. DW... Read more »

HIV combo test 3 days after finishing PEP

Hi Dr, Last month on 25th July I had viginal sex with CSW in japan.After I ejaculated in 5 mins I realized that the condom has slipped off. I was worried. I went back to the hotel and washed after 30 mins. I started PEP around 58 hours. On 14th day...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree with your doctor that repeat testing off of PEP is needed. I recommend you test at 2 weeks and 4 weeks after PEP ends with the combo test.If you are HIV+ (very unlikely), you of course can live with your family. You may have some explaining... Read more »

COMBO HIV test, Please respond!

Hello, my question is that i do a Architect HIV combo test at 6 weeks of my risk, and it was negative, this is conclusive or ive to take another test at 12 weeks?, in the clnic said to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree that this is conclusive.DW... Read more »

Hiv 1/2 combo testing

I've read that Subtypes O and N are more readily detected using an hiv 1/2 combo test than just an hiv-1 test. Would the Hiv-2 test (alone) be as effective in detecting these subtypes as the combo? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure there is any data. MH... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia: New Drug Combo Eases Mother-Infant HIV Dilemma

A study of HIV-infected pregnant women given a new drug combination of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) during labor found they were about half as likely to develop resistance to that class of drugs six weeks after delivery... Read more »

"3D" Combo Drug Cures 99% of Hepatitis C, Without Interferon and Ribavirin

A 12-week course of three direct-acting antivirals cured at least 99% of previously untreated people with genotype-1b hepatitis C infection, according to a study presented by Rajender Reddy, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. The phase-3 study, known as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bristol-Myers, Gilead Work on New Combo HIV Pill

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Gilead Sciences Inc. announced Wednesday a deal to develop and sell a once-a-day HIV pill that combines a popular protease inhibitor (PI) with a boosting agent. Under the plan, Bristol-Myers will formulate,... Read more »

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »