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How Accurate Is The Elisa Test

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Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

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

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 »

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 »

Are Rapid Tests accurate?

Posted by Anonymous
I performed unprotected oral sex on a Pre-op transexual (shemale) escort three months ago. She did not cum in my mouth. I have very bad gingivitis, bleeding gums etc.

After an unbearable three month waiting period, I went ahead and got tested using... Read more »
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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 »

Vaccination can delay accurate ELISA??

Dear Dr. Bob,I am not sure you answered this before, though I have read almost the entire archeive, I could not find an answer to my question.On July 24 I had unprotected oral and protected anal sex me being the insertive with another male. I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The answer is indeed in the archives (in fact, several times!). Briefly, no, vaccinations do not influence HIV antibody production, HIV test results or the "window period."Happy Holidays to you, too!Dr. Bob... 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 »

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 »
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HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

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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

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Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

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