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How Reliable Is The Hiv Antibody Test

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Urgent: Reliability of rapid hiv antibody testing 1 year after possible risk

Hi doctor, I have had a total of three hiv antibody tests done since my possible risk. All three were the same test (www.biolytical.com) in a Canada sexual health clinic. This is a rapid hiv antibody test using blood from a finger prick. Test takes...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe standard for testing is 3 weeks and conclusive at 3 months, though some would say 6 months is conclusive. I would say from all the testing you have described and the time frame, as long as there were no other exposures then you are HIV... Read more »

Dr. Conway, I never had any chronic illness. So is my antibody test reliable? Thank You.

Dr. Conway, I have a question, I could not search any post on this.Aug 16, 2007 Dr. Conway, I have... Read more »

antibody test results reliable 5 weeks post exposure?

Hi Doctor.I was in an unfortunate and unforgettable situation on March 2nd. Last Tuesday I went to... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Antibody tests can now be done on blood,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Tests: Questions/Answers

What has been the routine test for HIV antibody testing? The standard screening test for antibody to HIV is the enzyme immunoasssay (EIA), which iswidely used in the United States and around the world. This test requires serum or plasma, so ablood... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Economists Helping to Deliver Reliable Data About What Development Aid Works

"[F]inally, we're getting some reliable data suggesting how to" help people in developing countries because of economists, who "provide answers that are rigorously field-tested, akin to the way drugs are tested in randomized controlled trials,... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most people develop antibodies by 4 weeks and would test postive then (90% is what I heard).

Thanks

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HIV COMBO TESTING RELIABILITY

Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Got myself tested 4 weeks after my last "possible" exposure (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown) via SD BIOLINE HIV 1/2 RAPID TEST. Results came out negative.

At the 7th /... Read more »

hiv 1 pcr test on day 25 reliability?

Posted by curiousmann
Hi,
Thanks for responses. I checked all internet about this hiv 1 pcr test and I am really confused now. I tested hiv 1 pcr test after 25 days on risky event, which is negative (undetected), threshold is <50 cp/ml. I will have antibody tests after... Read more »