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Is A Three Month ELisa HIV Antibody Test Reliable

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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 were the same test (www.biolytical.com) in a Canada sexual health clinic. This is a rapid hiv antibody test using blood from a finger prick. Test takes...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe 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 »

pcr test reliability at around six months

Hi doc. I would just like to start off by saying i think it is incredible that you guys have this website and valuable life changing information available to people who desperately need it. I ask that if there is anyway you could please answer my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

Mutation vih and antibody detectable for elisa at six months

In the immune system can detect HIV mutations and generate antibodies detectable by ELISA at three and six months in 100% of the cases?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
While 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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Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

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 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does 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 »

What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My 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 »