The Most Commonly Used Test To Screen For Hiv Infection
Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Ask the Experts
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi jon,Care to make a wager on the result? I continue to look forward to the day that you accept the truly wonderful news of your definitive HIV-negative status. Your WOO-HOO is way, way, way overdue!Regarding theTaqScreenMPX, see below.Be well... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineViral load tests have been shown to be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after exposure/infection. Antibody and western blot assays can be negative or indeterminate for a few weeks after infection. P24 antigen will be strongly... Read more »
Connect With Others
Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply
Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI used a homes testing kit that uses this type of test(Eliza Screen and IFA Confirmation) . I got a Negitive result after nine weeks. what is th chance of having HIV Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAccuracy of Screening Tests
The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens from whole disrupted virus (first generation), recombinant viral proteins (second... Read more »
Posted by mass, 2 Repliessorry if it is stupid question. i had massage a few days ago. i fingered her and got some amount of fluid though i washed it away shortly. i suspect i left some fluid somewhere on her underwear. then later put on my underwear and rubbed her vaginal... Read more »
Guides for People With HIV