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Is A Negative Hiv Antibody Test At 7 Weeks Reliable

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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 the clinic and took an antibody rapid test. It came back negative. On my calendar I counted 5 weeks post exposure (37 days to be exact). Can I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No, 5 weeks is too soon to say that this one exposure did not lead to HIV transmission. A test at a minimum of 12 weeks is needed for the result would be considered evidence that you were not infected. An RNA test that was negative now would be... Read more »

PCR and antibody negative 30 days out - reliable?

Hello Dr. Franscino, I'm new to this site and it seems like a great one.At 30 days after an... Read more »

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... 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. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... 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 »
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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 »

8 Week Result - How Reliable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, I used Medical Screening Services at www.aids-testing.com to get a next day ELISA antibody test. They sent me to a Quest Lab to draw my blood. I went yesterday which is was exactly 58 days after my unprotected insertive anal sex with a... Read more »

IS 6 WEKS TEST RELIABLE? EXPERTS PLS HELP

Posted by WorriedWell, 1 Reply
I tested Negative after undergoing 6 weeks NEW GENERATION TESTING as wot my DOCTOR TOLD ME..

1) HIV 1/2 AxSym Ag/Ab Screen
2) HIV 1 Antigen/HIV 1/2 Antibody : Negative

These Tests were done after 6 weeks of Exposure.
I talked ot my DOctor about the... Read more »