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can the control positive vial at the HIV ELISA kit transmitt HIV infection if contacted skin

Dear Prof RobertI need your expert opinion about the possibility of HIV transmission by skin or conjunctiva contact with the content of control positive vial at the ELISA kit for HIV testing. they say at the kit information paper that they test the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nonexistent risk. You can't get infected from any of the components in an HIV ELISA testing kit. Period.Dr. Bob Read more »

Is it possible to test HIV_

I had been supposedly diagnosed with HIV back in 12/98. I have always had an undectable Viral Load... Read more »

New country to your list: Elisa test question

Doctor, I am writing from BoliviaI guess this is the first time you get a question from here. My... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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... 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

Myths About HIV

...is not dangerous when it really is! So be careful. Sometimes seemingly well-informed or well-meaning people give out wrong information. If you have a question about HIV, talk to your health care provider, your local AIDS organization, or the CDC... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...very expensive and difficult to understand. Here are some questions to ask about HIV treatments: Can you give me some written information about the product? Which company manufactures this product? How can I contact them? Did the Food and Drug... Read more »
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ELISA TEST

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Recently had a ELISA test at a health testing center. Result negative. Im concearned because the nurse could not tell me what generation test it was and Read more »

HIV-2 & HTLV

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV. I have done a bit of traveling (Mostly US, Europe & ASIA) and wanted to find information. Does the common Elisa test for all 3? Read more »

HIV-2 question

Posted by joe, 2 Replies
...Hello all, I tested negative at week 9 ( PCR - RNA ) and took an ELISA test yesterday at week 12 (still scary). I asked the doc to also test for HIV-2 and he told me that it was not necessary even though Read more »

This is why PCR arent as strong as an ELISA test.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...people talking about PCR test. Sure they are good and in most cases very good signs but it doesnt work well in all individuals. ELISA test do work well in all individuals so thats why still the golden standard. 3 or 6 months? This is another... Read more »