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How Long For Elisa Test Results

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Can i trust the results for an HIV elisa test after 7 and 10 months??

hello docs, you are doing a tremendous job here!! congratshere is the thing, I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status a year ago back in july 2009.....went through surgery in September (Varicicele) and took antibiotics for 3 weeks or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello,Surgery doesn't affect HIV antibody testing. If you're negative at 7 months and haven't been exposed (really) since, you can trust the negative results.Be well (and safe),BY Read more »

ELISA test result period

Hi, Please let me know how long it would take for the result of the ELISA test to come out. Are the... Read more »

Elisa Test Result Was Rushed

Hi Bob , is it possible to receive an elisa antibody/antigen test result within one hour. I was... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Architect HIV Combo assay detected approximately 88% of acutely infected individuals who had been missed by a third generation ELISA test. 1 The available screening assays (i.e., rapid tests, the third generation or earlier ELISAs, and CIAs)... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...Positive or Indeterminate Test Result Mean? When a person gets an antibody test for HIV, the first test that is done is the ELISA test, also called the EIA. If the ELISA test is negative, this is considered a negative result, and confirmatory... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...primary method for diagnosing HIV does not test for the virus itself but instead screens for "antibodies" for the virus. The ELISA test (short for "enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay"), is used to screen for HIV antibodies in the blood or other... Read more »
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Syntoms without Elisa test positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...reading some texts and i have read lots of times that there are people with HIV, that remain soronegative for long periods without Elisa tests get positive. I dont understand well, but is there any reason for this to occur, is there any... Read more »

How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
QUESTION?? I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ON JAN 1,2005 ABOUT 8 DAYS LATER I DEVELOPED A RASH OVER MY BODY. I WENT TO TEST AT THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT I JUST COULDN'T WAIT 2WEEKS FOR RESULTS SO I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND TESTED. WELL THE HEALTH... Read more »

About Testing.....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...(Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay): This is the initial HIV-antibody blood test. If a person gets a positive result, an additional ELISA test will be taken. If the initial test comes back negative, the person will return for a 6-month test... Read more »