Pep Hiv Test Antibody

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I had asked a question previously about the HIV PCR Test i took while on PeP AFTER 2WEEKS EXPOSURE. I also had the 4th generation atibody and antigen test at 28days after i had stopped the PeP for 5days, wld the 4th generation test be encouraging? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,All negative or undetectable HIV tests are encouraging; however, I would suggest you stick to the guidelines recommended for post-PEPHIV testing. They recommend HIV-antibodyRead more »

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PEP and HIV Test

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Anyone found anything on this? Read more »


Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
...had a PCR-RNA test at 35 days- NEG; no virus detected; less than 48 copies/1.7 ml Oral swab at 6 weeks- NEG Antibody blood test for HIV 1/2, HEP C, Sypillis at 8 weeks- NEG Antibody blood test for HIV 1/2, HEP C, Syphillis at 12 weeks- NEG ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...3 month, 13 weeks, 90 days is considered conclusive with HIV testing. Wheather with Orasure, Oraquick, home Access or Blood test 13 weeks is consider conclusive. A 3rd Gen Elisa test is consider Read more »

elisa vs. pcr

Posted by Anonymous
...with EIA should be used to monitor for seroconversion. The routine use of direct virus assays (e.g., HIV p24 antigen EIA or tests for HIV RNA) to detect infection in exposed HCP generally is not recommended (169). The high rate of false-positive... Read more »
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