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What Does Eia Stand For In Hiv Test

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Is this the EIA test? "coccidioides ab, igG, EIA"

Posted by mbz, 1 Reply
If "coccidioides ab,igG, EIA is in fact the 1st HIV test done on my girlfriends lab. Those results have an observed value of 0.000. If that is indeed the EIA test, Why would they do a Western Blot test if those results did not show anything? Only... Read more »

40 hiv duo, 84 EIA, 97 combo test neg.

Posted by longlife, 1 Reply
40 days later, the duo screw hiv ab / ag neg.
84 days after HIV 1/2 EIA neg.
97 days later, the combo HIV 1/2 neg.

Do I need another test?
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I tested positive after EIA and PCR!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I wish it had not come down to this, however, I tested HIV positive after a PCR, and EIA 1/2. It has been 5.5 months since my exposure, so therfore, you can count that 3 month rule out. I will be deceased by 4-8-02. I am getting my affairs in... Read more »

testing and EIA generation

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I was doing a little research into the type of EIA I had and found out it was 3rd generation. What are the benefits of a 3rd generation test? Are there any drawbacks? What is the best generation of EIA? Also I'm not sure if my test... Read more »

How reliable is the EIA test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Started having some symptoms after unprotective, insertive vaginal sex with a risky woman years ago. Small red spots on ankles and elsewhere that look a lot like KS to me. They aren't going away. Anyway, got an EIA test and it came back negative.... Read more »
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EIA METHODOLOGY.....what's this?

I called Labcorp to see if they performed the ELISA test on me, and she said NO, it was done using EIA methodology. She said it all comes out the same. What is this test? I am SO trying to put this to bed, but can't because I keep running...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The walls you are colliding with are self-made and constructed of anxiety. EIA stands for enzyme immunosorbent assay. ELISA stands for enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. They are equally accurate in detecting anti-HIV antibodies. Your fears... Read more »

EIA reactive - WB negative - RNA viral load undetectable

Hi, I am trying to determine the likelihood that i am infected with HIV. I had a first test performed at 2.5 weeks after the initial potential exposure, which came back as follows: The HIV EIA was REACTIVE. The ANTI HIV-1 / WB was NEGATIVE. The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Henry,Almost certainly your positive EIA was false and you are not HIV infected. The viral load being negative at 7 weeks clinches this for me. If you were infected your virus levels would be sky high at 7 weeks. Complete the testing but I... Read more »


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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Nope.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. Yep.5. Yep.6. Yep (and it's married, not "marray").7. Yep.8. Yep.9. Extremely.I agree with Dr. McGovern's response: "Worry no further."Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV EIA test and Immunosuppressants

I've been on Fluoxetine, Prothiaden and Thioril tablets for depression for almost 9 months when I went for an HIV 1 EIA test.I learnt that these antidepressants have immunosuppressive affects. I'm wondering how immunosuppressants such as...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
To my knowledge, fluoxetine has no known immunosuppressant effects. If it had documented immunosuppressant effects, the FDA would require it to be so labeled and probably would pull it from the U.S. market.I do not recognize the other medications.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson's Wife Cookie Johnson Participates in "I Stand With Magic" Campaign to Reduce HIV/AIDS Among Blacks

Former National Basketball Association player Earvin "Magic" Johnson's wife, Cookie Johnson, on Wednesday said she will take a leading role in Magic Johnson's five-year, $60 million "I Stand With Magic" campaign to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks, USA... Read more »
Housing Works

We Stand With Mark: The Nonsense of HIV Criminalization Continues

Usually when there isn't an assault, there isn't a criminal prosecution. Yet this never appears to be the case when dealing with HIV criminalization laws. Mark A. Hunter, 33, of Washington, D.C., is currently in the pre-trial stages of being charged... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ignorance of Infection Dents New Zealand Standing in HIV Control

In a recent study, one in five HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in New Zealand did not know they were infected. According to the authors, their 2011 research presents the first estimate of actual and undiagnosed HIV infection among a community... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State Department Must Stand Trial in Denying Employment to HIV-Positive Man

On Tuesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the State Department must stand trial for failing to hire a qualified man as a foreign-service officer solely because he is HIV-positive.... Read more »