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HIV testing question

There is a guy I know and he told me he tested for hivMy question is as follows:what type of test is this: "HIV-1 Antibody by enzymes immunoassay (eia) with reflux to western blot CB test HIV 1/AB=Non-ReactiveHIV Western Blot = N/AWhat does all this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The type of test is an EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay). It's an "ELISA"-type test to detect anti-HIV antibody in the blood. The way the test was ordered, a confirmatory test called a Western Blot would have been run if and only if the initial... Read more »

HIV Testing Question?

Hi I have read in various questions that you state that after getting tested 3 months after a... Read more »

future M.D. with HIV testing question

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you for your noble service.I'm a male and my exposures are:1. Insertive... Read more »
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Hiv testing questions

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been reading by others about different types of tests. (1st, 2nd , 3rd Generation) I had a test (came back negative) by my healthcare provider (not by free clinic) at right around the 6 month mark (I think 181 dayss, but not definite) Would... Read more »

HIV test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had possible exposure about 5 weeks ago. What to take a test. What is the earliest I can take a test with fairly reliable results? I know everyones says 90 days, but is there another one? I had the waiting. I hav shut down my sex life just in case. Read more »

Hiv Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have never taken the Hiv test can someone tell me what kind of questions do they ask you and what is the waiting time ? how do you find out the results ? thank Read more »

Can doctors take HIV tests? UK question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...UK lad here that needs to have a HIV test done but the only problem being that my local GU clinic is only open on Tuesday afternoons between 12 and 4 and I cannot get Read more »