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Elisa Test

The full form of ELISA test is enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test. This test is used to detect the presence of antibodies against a specific infection. The conditions that can be diagnosed using ELISA are HIV, Lyme disease, pernicious anemia, rotavirus, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, and Zika virus.

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Is it possible to contract HIV by having sex with HIV-positive women, not being exposed, and receiving both positive and negative results from quick testing?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a naked body massage and then we had body touch. Later I came to know that she is HIV positive. I am so paranoid about this. If she had touched my urethra with her fluid, is there any possibility of infection? Please advise me a solution. I did a test after two months, and it t...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. In this scenario, your risk that you have been infected with HIV (human immunoacquired virus) is quite close to zero. Just do regular HIV tests in a reputable laboratory either in the fourth month or the sixth month...  Read Full »

Are serum card tests reliable in confirming HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex, and the serum card test of HIV tested negative. Is it conclusive? I was diagnosed with hydrocele and a fever, and the doctor prescribed me antibiotics. He also advised me about CBC(Complete Blood Count). CBC result shows high TLC. Is it due to an infection of the hydr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The answers to your questions are: Suppose it was protected sex, and the condom was used consistently and correctly. In that case, the risk of acquiring HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections) is nonex...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex, are HIV tests sufficient?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a girl, but a sperm has not come because I was inactive as I have drunk. This happened last month. After 23 days, I had RNA PCR(Ribonucleic Acid Polymerase chain Reaction), and ELISA(Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) both came negative. Then after 7th week, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Guidelines says that you should repeat the test after 12 weeks of exposure, but because you have undergone test many times, you are almost sure that you do not have HIV. But it is better to repeat once after 12 weeks. You need not be anxious as most likely it turns to ...  Read Full »

What does 66.9 copies/mL in an HIV RNA screening indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive, and I had protected sex for 30 seconds using a condom. After one week, I developed fever, muscle aches, stomach pain, and red pimples on the genitals. After 45 days of exposure, I underwent HIV, RNA (Ribonucleic acid), PCR (Polyme...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramalingam. P. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. If the test results after 45 days show that RNA (ribonucleic acid) and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) are negative, then it is almost negative. And the fourth generation ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) is a very se...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat, cough, and swollen nodes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had an ELISA test 28, 68, and 85 days after exposure. All were found negative. But I have a sore throat, white tongue, cough, and just found swollen nodes under my arm, and I also lost 2 kilograms in a month. Can you please help me?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may be experiencing symptoms related to an infection based on the information you provided. While your HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests have been negative, it is essential to note that HIV is not the only possible cause of the s...  Read Full »

Is the red rash on my thighs and hands a sign of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the CMIA (Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay) test? I checked ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) test for me, and my partner at 62 days is negative, and I have done p24 antigen and antibody negative at 53 days, and my PCR qualitative was negative 21 days. Suppose m...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests coming positive later is almost nil with given test results, provided there is no further risk exposure. But it is better to go for an HIV antibodies test after 90 days of exposure to re...  Read Full »

What causes mouth ulcers and sore throat after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me. I had sex with a CSW for the first time, two months back. First, we had oral and penetrative sex using a condom. Then we had oral sex without a condom. The first time, the girl helped me put the condom. But later, I put it myself, as it was the first time. I put it bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. The window period for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can last up to 12 weeks. HIV infection cannot be diagnosed during this period because antibodies to HIV have not developed during this period. The test most commonly used in th...  Read Full »

How reliable are HIV combi Elecsys results?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease before years and I have been on Humira 40 mg every two weeks. I had unprotected sex with two different girls a year ago. I have had done three HIV tests and one HIV combi Elecsys at 10 months from the last possible exp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Going by your description, it seems highly unlikely that you have contracted HIV infection. The ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) detects antibodies to HIV antigens whereas the combi test detects both antibodies and antigen. Since you have done these tests mu...  Read Full »

Is lymphadenopathy after unprotected oral sex a sign of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, My concern is that I engaged in unprotected oral sex with a CSW (Community Sex Worker) a few months ago. Since then, I have experienced recurring lymphadenopathy up to the present date. I underwent an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) TRI-DOT test after a month, which returned a nega...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Engaging in unprotected oral sex carries a relatively low risk of contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), particularly if bleeding gums or active oral ulcers are absent. Given that the last exposure occurred severa...  Read Full »

ELISA test is positive for dengue without fever in 6 years old. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, ELISA test positive for dengue but no fever and 6 years old. Fever occurred five days back but spikes have reduced now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dengue is positive in this patient as ELISA for dengue is positive. In dengue, fever subsides by 5 to 6 days. In this period, you have to keep a watch on whether any swelling appears in the body, a petechial rash appears on the body, and also to watch for platelet count...  Read Full »

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