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Tests Used To Confirm The Presence Of Hiv Antibodies Is

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Western blot testing?

What is it about Western blot testing that makes it take so long to get results? I have been waiting for a week and a half and still my doctor says they have no results in yet.
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...It typically takes 2-10 days to get results for a Western blot test for confirming the presence of HIV antibody. The variation in time depends on how frequently the test is run (often only 1-2 times per week in some labs) and sometimes the Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I... Read more »

rna qualative (HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE 2009)

dear dr bob when do you reccomened the hiv rna qualative test for diagnostic purpose... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

...whether changes in testing protocols should be recommended or any other actions taken. In the meantime, current protocols for confirmation of reactive rapid HIV test results should continue to be followed. 2 These protocols ensure that clients... Read more »
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) 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1... Read more »
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The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

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 »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

Labcorp Testing - Anyone know this anwer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What is EIA methodology? I called to see "which" HIV antibody test is performed in their labs, and that was her answer. Not ELISA, and they don't check for HIV2. I am concerned. Someone Read more »