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Is A 3 Month Elisa HIV Testing Reliable

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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.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...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 »

HIV test reliablity

I am from India.I tested negative Elisa after 3 months and 8 months of exposure . Both the test... Read more »

DUO HIV Test reliability 4 weeks after exposure?

I had proctected sex with a sex worker in a high risk country 7 9 days ago. The condom broke and i... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...detectable about one week earlier than HIV antibodies. The new test reduces the so-called "window" period, typically up tothree months long, during which standard blood tests show no HIV antibodies, even though the donor may be infected. The... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

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

3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...small pea size raised bumps, 3 or 4. Are 3 month tests reliable? Why would both of us test neg unless the only valid test is 6 months or we have an undetectable hiv strain. What should I do. please help. I have three kids and believe one of them... Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot more, which may lead to more antibodies Read more »