How Many Types Of HIV Test

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Types of testing for HIV and accuracy- scared

I went to my family doctor and asked to get tested for HIV. I asked them after my testing if they used the Elisa or western blot test. They said no, that they do an antibody 1 and 2 test and if those come out pos, then they do the Elisa or western...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It doesn't sound like you got the whole story. The ELISA/EIA is the standard screening method for HIV antibody detection. While I would probably not worry too much about the accuracy of your results (you probably received reliable testing), you... Read more »

Types of HIV/STD tests

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Home Access test for all HIV 1 Sub Types

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National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

...fluid called oral mucosal transudate (OMT). This fluid contains HIV antibodies in an HIV- infected person. This test does not test for HIV in saliva. Urine HIV antibody test: The urine HIV-1 testing method is a painless, non-evasive option... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIVTypes of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential... Read more »
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