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How Accurate Is An Hiv Antibody Test

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Is an Antibody Test accurate 5 years after exposure?

Almost five years ago(Oct 1998) I had a one time unprotected receptive vaginal encounter with someone who I was later told was HIV+ but never had actually had confirmation from him. It took me 4 1/2 years to finally get a test because I was too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You heard that HIV blood tests loose their validity after a couple years? Where did you hear that nonsense? Certainly not here or on any scientifically valid HIV information website. No, my dear, HIV tests do not loose their validity with time.... Read more »

Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

hiv testing how accurate are they

my wife got tested at a plasma place just for the usually things i guess and one her hiv test first it came up on positive i think then they did some more testing and then it came up negative. My question is how accurate are these test and why did...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is a good idea for her to see a doctor. There are occasional false positive antibody tests, but the viral ,the PCR is the ultimate answer. Good luck! DTD... Read more »

What is this type of HIV test? and how accurate?

Hello Dr,I got tested for hiv a while back and it says on the paper:"IMMUNODOSAGE I (RIA - EIA) HIV 1 p24 Ag + HIV 1+2 Ac.. NEGATIF"What generation does this test belong to, and how accurate is it..Note that i took this test 11 weeks...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Looks like a combination antibody and p24 antigen test. Immunodosage is French for immunoassay. This test should be very accurate.DW... Read more »
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Is a 6 week antibody test accurate?

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I had an accidental needle stick. Patient tested negative for HIV and positive for Hep C. My 6 week test was negative for both( test was 44 days after needle stick). My husband had a sore throat for 3 days that responded to an antibiotic shot, a... 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 »

I am worried my 3 month test isnt accurate.

Posted by Worried12, 11 Replies
First let me say I am sorry for asking "stupid" questions. I think I have an anxiety disorder, and I will seek help when this HIV thing is resolved. I was tested at nearly 4 months, but I have heard it is possible to not be accurate until 6 months.... Read more »

How Accurate is CRP Test at 10 days post exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone:

At 10 days post exposure my CRP test was 0.7% which the Dr. says is pretty much no HIV possible. What have you guys heard? Read more »