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How Accurate Is The Eia Antibody Test

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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Rapid (Antibody) Test - accurate?

Can I breathe easy if my rapid (antibody) test came back negative 6.5 weeks after exposure (2.5... Read more »

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... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in Washington state has found that testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick test provides less accurate results than the label claims, Bloomberg reports. The OraQuick test is the only... Read more »
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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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Large U.S. Study Shows Which HIV Tests Are Most Accurate

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . NAM aidsmap reported that a large, two-part San Francisco study indicated that "fourth-generation" laboratory and rapid HIV tests were more effective than other commonly used HIV tests in diagnosing acute... 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 »

EIA /ELISSA any difference

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a test at 6 mos the paper said EIA
is that the same as ELISSA
The result said Negative No Antibodies found
Is this conclusive and are there any false negatives for this test and if there are what are the percentages.
Im asking because Im having... Read more »

2nd Generation EIA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To answer a previous question by Jackie Blue as to why there isn't a 2nd Generation EIA: There actually is, it used Synthetic Peptides to detect antibodies. However due to it's inconsistency it has been shelved a long time ago. The use of the 1st... 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 »