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How Accurate Is A Hiv Elisa At 30 Days

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33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »

Re: Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Daisey's case from what i have read she was having ARS symptoms at the time she took the oraquick & elisa test.

the elisa test is most likly a 3rd/4th gen test and will pickup antibodies 2-10 days earlier then a rapid oraquick test. This is why... Read more »

Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test? Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »

Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »
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33rdday Elisa, CD4 and RNA accurate?

Hey Dr. Bob. I have got to tell you, you are a true inspiration to all. Not just those who are HIV+ but everyone who needs to overcome something trying in there life. I have been sitting here reading you posts for about an hour and then read your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome to the Forum. Sorry it's under such trying circumstances, but hopefully this reply will alleviate any lingering doubts.Have I ever heard of someone having symptoms like yours plus a negative 33-day ELISA, undetectable viral load, and... Read more »

HIV testing accurate?

Dr. Kull-I wrote to you earlier concerning my symptoms. Thanks.I just got my results back for 6.5 week (or 46 days) elisa orasure antibody test which came back negative. The people at the lab there says that I'm most likely negative, because...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You are more than likely negative. The vase majority of people will develop a detectable amount of antibodies within the first month of exposure. However, according to the CDC, antibody testing cannot be considered definitive until three months have... Read more »

is elisa really accurate?

doctor: you say that 40 million people are infected worldwide with hiv and less than 10 people have been reported to have hiv infection and no antibodies. why is it that i keep reading story after story of people who tested negative on elisa and a...
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'd like to here from all those people, and document their infection in peer reviewed journals. That's just not the way it happpens and their will always be exceptions, like everything in medicine.MH... Read more »

ELISA is extremely accurate.

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I don't understand why people are questioning the accuracy of the ELISA antibody test. Is is not correct that if you are truly infected with HIV, the test will pick it up 100% of the time assuming that you are outside the...
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
We'll make it 99.999%, but you are right on the money.MH... Read more »
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