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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

New country to your list: Elisa test question

Doctor, I am writing from BoliviaI guess this is the first time you get a question from here. My question is the following. I recently had intercourse with a sex worker and the condom slipped. I dont know exactly when and I would not know whether...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Carlos,Your six-week negative "ELISA antigen/antibody" test is extremely encouraging. The vast majority of HIV-positive folks will indeed have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies and/or p24 antigen in their blood by six weeks... Read more »

Positive Elisa Test on Hiv1/2 during pregnancy blood test

Hi Doc, as i am writting this i am in tears and i hope to get a good response, i tested poz during my ANC blood test screening, right now i am on my 2nd Trimester of pregnancy, this has been my 2nd pregnancy having had a miscarriage last in year in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A confirmatory western blot test should have been performed after the initial positive screening HIV antibody test. However, given the positive HIV viral load result and a very low CD4 count, the results of the screening test are likely correct. I... Read more »

Whould Elisa test still be valid if blood was taken on Saturday and not tested until Tuesday?

Hello Mr Kull.Thanks for reading my question.I was wondering if I was to have my blood sample taken (for standard HIV 1/2 Elisa test) on a Saturday and my doctor was not able to send it out until Monday and it was not tested for HIV by the lab until...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, you should leave it up to the lab to ensure the reliability of your HIV test results. They are required to follow specific protocols to guarantee the reliability of your results. If there were a problem with the quality of the sample,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Jessica P. is a 32-year-old African American woman in good health. In November of 1999, she received a flu shot at her local clinic. Two weeks later, she developed fever and some upper respiratory tract complaints. She visited her primary care... Read more »

Test de Confirmacin Elisa ?

Posted by indefinido79, 3 Replies
Como anda toda la gente el foro.
Espero re bien!

Una duda; esta semana me hago el Elisa en un laboratorio privado.
Cuando consult, me dieron el precio, y que demoraba ms o menos 3 das.
Pregunt que cmo hacan la confirmacin, mediante un Western Blot le... Read more »

This is why PCR arent as strong as an ELISA test.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Ive been reading many people talking about PCR test. Sure they are good and in most cases very good signs but it doesnt work well in all individuals. ELISA test do work well in all individuals so thats why still the golden standard. 3 or 6... Read more »

Is HIV ELISA test 3 months conclusive?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
Is HIV ELISA blood test at 3 months after possible exposure conclusive? What factors affect the window period of HIV? Why do some people are false negative after 3 months? Thanks Read more »