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Negative Elisa But You Have Hiv

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False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions: 1. The ELISA test can return a 'false negative' if the test is done too soon. The second time is after the body no longer is producing the antibodies...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...99% accuracy = 6 months). If a person getstested prior to 6 months, the antibody tests may not detect the infection (afalse negative). At 6 months and beyond, the ELISA/Western Blot tests willnormally show positive for the rest of the persons... Read more »

False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions:... Read more »

3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB,... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...married)." The reality: Were you tested for HIV before you got into the relationship? Was your partner? Were both tests negative? And do you spend 24 hours a day together? If you're faithful, but he or she is not, or he or she was already HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
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Please please help Jackie Blue and anyone else

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on these test results please... Exposure: Protected insertive vaginal with sex worker, not aware of any breaks or slippage Negative ELISA HIV -12 at 3 days post exposure Negative ELISA HIV -12 at 20 days post exposure Negative PCR DNA and... Read more »

Really Need some Feedback Folks

Posted by Anonymous
...everyone please give me your opinion regarding the following test results after a low risk exposure... At 2 days post exposure Negaive ELISA (HIV-12O) as first marker. At 20 days post exposure I had Negative ELISA (HIV-12O), Negative P24 Antigen... Read more »

Ruling out symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous
...I recall Dr Rick S. stating that if you test negative while displaying symptoms you can at least know that the symptoms are not HIV related. But what i dont recall is if he meant Read more »

Please help me, I'm terrified

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...everyone please give me your opinion regarding the following test results after a low risk exposure... At 2 days post exposure Negaive ELISA (HIV-12O) as first marker. At 20 days post exposure I had Negative ELISA (HIV-12O), Negative P24 Antigen... Read more »