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Viral Load And Elisa Negative At 9 Weeks

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Women and HIV Viral Load

Table of Contents What Is a Viral Load? How Are Viral Load Results Used? When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV enters these cells and turns them into virusfactories that produce thousands of copies of HIV. As the virus grows, itdamages or kills CD4 cells, weakening your immune system. Viral load is the...
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Window Period/Value of Viral Load test and ELISA at 8 weeks

Had an unsafe oral experience toward the end of February, came down with Shingles March 1 and sore throat. At about 8 weeks, had the ELISA Hiv1 and 2 done, Negative, P24, Negative, and the doctor did a viral load, came back normal, less then <50...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
My advice is to get tested at 6 months following your last possible exposure and if it is negative forget about HIV and allow your clinician to consider more reasonable diagnoses. DW... Read more »

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative is not false negative?

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative which is not a false negative?...
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
I don't think the study has been done to answer that question.MH... Read more »

elisa test &viral load

after thre weeks having posible exposure to hiv i developed most of the simptoms,7 weeks after contact i had an elisa test,was negativ,10 weeks after i insisted for a viral load test,came with the result viremi undetecteble,question do i need to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Since your HIV viral load was negative at 10 weeks it means that the symptoms you had were not from HIV infection. If you tool antiretroviral therapy as post-exposure prophylaxis for 4 weeks (PEP) then I would get an antibody test at 3 and 6 months... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Negative Western Blot, Dr wants to do a HIV Viral Load

I tested positve for HIV with 2 pregnancies on the ELISA and both were negative Western Blot. I thought if the Western Blot was negative I was truly negative. But my Dr. did a HIV Viral Load today. If the Viral load is positive could it be a false...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct! A positive screening HIV test followed by a negative Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV test! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, which would be consistent with your negative HIV test results.... Read more »
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VIRAL LOAD TESTS VS ELISA

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
"The test can be used for diagnosis, because it can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection." If the antibody test can be... Read more »

33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »

Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... Read more »

Ups and downs of viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The flu-like symptoms I had a few weeks ago still worry me. The woman looked unhealthy, so I should have trusted my instincts. But I guess that's in the past. I had a viral load test done and it came back undetectable (this was about 2 weeks... Read more »