What Are The Names Of The Blood Tests Given To Identify Hiv/aids?
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Stanford University, School of MedicineAntibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Your fears are unwarranted. It is absolutely impossible to contract HIV from any type of HIV diagnostic test! (They would be far too dangerous to ever be approved!)Antigens are circulating proteins that combine in a lock-and-key-type reaction... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesDiagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,A "trace of HIV Ag/Ab"???? I have no idea what that even means. If we assume your screening HIV test was repeatedly reactive (positive) and we know your follow-up Western Blot is indeterminate (however, I don't know what... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesi am negative but wanted to ask something.
on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA
it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?
what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »
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