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Is western blot test accurate and reliable to detect HIV?

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Hello doctor, My doctor has recommended western blot for HIV-1 and HIV-2 as a screening test ... Is a negative western blot 100 % accurate and reliable at 16 weeks post-exposure ... The RIBA test was negative for HIV, after 16 weeks of exposure … View thread

What test can I get for early detection of HIV?

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Go for western blot test and HIV RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test to confirm the status of HIV ... After three weeks I have checked with P24 antigen test, the test value is 00, and it is non-reactive ... By the fourth week (28th day) I have checked with HIV 1 and 2 antibody test and final results are non-reactive … View thread

I had oral sex. I am diagnosed with herpes type 1 & 2. I have flu like symptoms. Do I have HIV?

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To rule out HIV, please get a western blot test done for HIV 1 and 2 at the earliest ... Now the thing is that about 1 week after that intercourse, I did a general blood test and found out that I have herpes type 1 and 2 ... And there are two tests, Herpes IgG, which indicates any past infection or subclinical exposure and herpes IgM, which indicates active infection … View thread

Is tri-dot test reliable for detecting HIV?

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 If you will get tested with NAT (nucleic acid test) or western blot test, then it can detect HIV much earlier ... Hi doctor, I was suffering from extreme fatigue last month, so I got a Widal test, which was positive ... Last month I got LFT and CBC tests, and I am attaching the reports … View thread

Does HSV positivity indicate risk of HIV?

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If you want to be really sure about a remote possibility of HIV infection, get a western blot test ... Get a western blot test for HIV confirmation ... I got a blood test that showed 11500 WBC with a bacterial infection ... I went with the following testView thread

Can HIV cause cold after sexual intercourse?

- Answered in General Medicine

These are only used for screening and should be follwed by western blot test which is confirmatorty ... While the visa stamping time, they check all procedures and tests ... Should I go for any testView thread

I am at the risk of HIV AIDS. Please help.

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c) Western Blot test ... 50,000 copies/mL), p24 antigen assay and Western Blot ...  I tested HIV 3rd Generation antibody test after 19 days of exposure, which was negative ... How accurate is my 19 days HIV test result … View thread

What HIV test should I go for if my suspected exposure was 45 days ago?

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Hello doctor, What is the window period for HIV western blot test from the date of a suspected exposure ... Western blot is a confirmatory test for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), not a primary one It is highly sensitive and specific ... And, what is the accuracy of the testView thread

Are my symptoms indicative of HIV infection?

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Should I get a western blot test now ...  Western blot will detect HIV after three months only ... If you had any of this risk factor, then get tested for HIV … View thread

Is there a chance of acquiring HIV through oral sex?

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Both HIV screening and western blot tests were done on the day after the blow job, and she got both negative3 ... But in the worst scenario, what if she is recently infected and it does not show up in screening or western blot ... I went to a spa treatment and the lady therapist after the massage gave me a blow job, and I am worried, and I asked management and tested that girl for HIV2 … View thread