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Is A 3 Month Hiv Elisa Test Reliable

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Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? 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 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

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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 »

What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor is going to draw some blood on Thursday because I am pregnant and she does all type of pre-natal testing. I may be at risk due to sharing a lancet with someone who is gay but I don't know if he is HIV (see "Am I At Risk" post below). ... Read more »

How Reliable is a 3 Month Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

I tested negitive at 3 months, however, I have persistant symtpoms that are very strange for my body. I won't go into detail on these symptoms but they are all to be HIV related. My doctor has diagnosed me with them, and has offered medicine... Read more »
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pcr test reliability at around six months

Hi doc. I would just like to start off by saying i think it is incredible that you guys have this website and valuable life changing information available to people who desperately need it. I ask that if there is anyway you could please answer my...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. To briefly answer your questions:1.No, that is not possible.2.In essence, this is exactly the same question as #1 above!3.This question is nonsensical, because you did not "pick up the... Read more »

HIV test reliablity

I am from India.I tested negative Elisa after 3 months and 8 months of exposure . Both the test were done at the same center but I am not able to get away from the thought of human error in both these test . Can human error lead to a negative elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Statistically speaking, the chance of human error once is extremely rare, but it does happen. However, the chance of human error twice in a row on the same dude would be so remote as to be nonexistent. Your problem is depression, not HIV. I... Read more »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, I would consider negative HIV-antibody tests at weeks 14 and 18 to be definitive. Certainly if you remain worried, the option for a six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most... 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 withdrew within 2-3 seconds. I started PEP treatment after 52 hours (late i know). If I can access a DUO HIV test at 4 weeks how conculsive is this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A negative DUO HIV test at four weeks is encouraging, but not conclusive. You would still need a negative ELISA at three months and six months, according to the post-PEP testing guidelines. (Check the archives for additional information about... Read more »
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