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Is A 3 Month Hiv Elisa Test 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 Read more »

Effect of mono on window period

Hi,If I was exposed to mono at the same time as hiv, would the 3 month elisa test still be... 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 »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the... 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
Connect With Others

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
...and white tonge with ulcerations. I was extremely stressed since the first week. My wife also was negative at 11 weeks in an Elisa test at a different lab. I am having a constant slight headache for the past week, and my wife shows what appears... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The top HIV doctor in Houston (Dr. Joseph Gathe) believes that a 6 week ELISA test will detect antibodies 90-95%, a 3 month test is 99.9% reliable and for peace of mind a 6 month test is 99.99999% reliable. Read more »