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Is A Three Month ELisa HIV Antibody Test 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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Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious service you are rendering to many people around the globe through this site and through your foundation as well. One of my colleagues had a sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... May 2007IntroductionAbout four to six weeks after you've been exposed to HIV, you will want to test for it with a standard HIV antibody test. You can get this test at anonymous HIV testing sites. You can also get it through your doctor's office,... 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 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 »

why does it seem like nobody knows about hiv

i had unprotected anal sex with a prostitute i was the inserter for about 10 seconds then i pulled out when can i get an accurate pcr test?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...most reliable test for routine HIV screening remains the HIV-antibody test (ELISA, EIA, rapid test). This should be done three months or longer from the date of exposure. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered... Read more »


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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ELISA. EIA is enzyme immune-assay. ELISA is enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. They both are qualitative tests to detect anti-HIV antibodies. A six-month negative EIA is indeed conclusive!3.There is no such thing as a "PCR Western Blot." These... 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 »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...again using a different test? Are the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean the body makes antibodies only for HIV? AIDS... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can Anyone show me medical evidence that 3 month elisa is conclusive? Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...that will reliably tell you whether you have been infected within a few days of the infection. The most reliable test is the HIV antibody test. This test is probably available for free from a public health clinic in your area. Other tests that... Read more »