Is A Three Month ELisa HIV Antibody Test Reliable
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Rocky Mountain CARESHIThe standard for testing is 3 weeks and conclusive at 3 months, though some would say 6 months is conclusive. I would say from all the testing you have described and the time frame, as long as there were no other exposures then you are HIV... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
North Shore University HospitalWhile we cannot say that a negative test at 6 months is 100% indicative that a person is not infected it is essentially true. Nothing in nature and science is 100%. There have been a few cases of late ser0-conversion reported, some in the setting... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHow 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).
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Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 ReplyDoes 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDoctors claim that the Elisa antibody test is 99.9% accurate unless you are in a high risk group and your symptoms are clinicly suggestive of hiv infection.
In other words, the test is not accurate at all. Risk groups and symptoms should have nothing... Read more »
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