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Is A Negative Hiv Antibody Test At 7 Weeks Reliable

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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 of Antibody Tests Anonymous
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Dr Bob I won the CVID lotto! Did I win HIV lotto too? I think you were wrong this time! HELP

Dr Bob,I recently wrote you...I was the heterosexual with the bad virus/bacterial infection FOR 7 days in the ER that they could not diagnose...no IV drugs, no homosexual encounters...my illness was 3 1/2 years ago. Now my neuropathy is back. Well I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are of course different PCR's. Judging from some of your answers it appears you don't recommend them. I agree that the 3 month HIV antibody test is definitive and seals the deal. Is there any role for the PCR's in my setting?Response from Dr.... Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test. If the results are still in question, a qualitative HIV PCR DNA test should be run, as this test does not rely on anti-HIV antibody detection, but rather assays for a portion of the virus's genetic material.Good luck.Dr. BobPregnant, +... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours (my sperm, her eggs).We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test. If the results are still in question, a qualitative HIV PCR DNA test should be run, as this test does not rely on anti-HIV antibody detection, but rather assays for a portion of the virus's genetic material.Good luck.Dr. BobPregnant, +... Read more »

FREAKING OUT (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I am 14 weeks pregnant, I had my HIV test done and it came back undetermined. But they said part of the test said I was seroconverting. Also one of the Medical Assistants at my OB office stated that the lab they were using wasn't very reliable. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...use in the United States.(1) A common feature of all varieties of ELISA is the use of enzyme conjugates that bind to specific HIV antibody, and substrates/chromogens that produce color in a reaction catalyzed by the bound enzyme conjugate. The... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who was a former IV drug user. We practiced safe sex almost every time, but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be... Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...--RR Objective: To determine the sensitivity of 33 currently available and seven earlier tests for the detection of HIV or HIV antibody in primary HIV-1 infection, to estimate the duration of the 'window period' and the influence of early... Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...identification number to bring back for your results. How do the tests work? Each year, 25 million Americans are tested for HIV antibodies1. Only certain sites are authorized to perform anonymous tests. The most common way to test involves... Read more »