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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I had protected sex, and later the serum card test for HIV came negative. Is this test enough to rule out the possibility of 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. CBC result shows high TLC. Is it due to an infection of the hydrocele? Do the antibiot... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ... Read Full »
Is lymphadenopathy after unprotected oral sex a sign of HIV?
Query: Hi doctor, My issue is that I had unprotected oral sex with a CSW a few months before. Since then, I have fleeting lymphadenopathy till date. I have done my HIV tridot after a month, and it was negative. I had an HIV ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test done in the same month after ten da... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Unprotected oral sex carries a low risk of acquiring HIV, especially if there are bleeding gums or active oral ulcers. 2) If the last exposure was a few months ago and there had been no further exposure, your test results for HIV will be considered conclusive. The... Read Full »
What is the chance of acquiring HIV with a handjob?
Query: Hi doctor, I had visited a massage parlor one and a half years ago. The session ends with a handjob. The lady was fully clothed, and after hand, she gave me a handjob with oil in her hands to body massage. There was no other sexual activity apart from hand to penis stimulation. I was unable to chec... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your risk is unwarranted in this scenario as there was no exchange of body fluids. HIV can only be transmitted through active sexual contact with HIV infected persons or blood transfusions, or with the exchange of contaminated syringes or needles. I coul... Read Full »
What is the chance of contracting HIV from oral sex?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a risky exposure (genital rubbing without full penetration) for 5-10 seconds and oral sex with a high-risk person. I did third-generation fingerprick blood test 10 times after five months at two weeks interval. After 182 days, I went to ICTC and did Comb Aids test and the result... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answers to your queries are genital rubbing and oral sex carries a low risk of acquisition of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Comb Aids is a highly sensitive and specific test. It is a rapid antibody test and is ... Read Full »
Will liver injection interrupt ELISA test result?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with CSW. I had sex two times, and each time I wore two condoms, which was intact after sex but appeared that it had come a little front from my body side. I also filled water in the condom before throwing and confirmed that it had no breakage as water did not come out. She had... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me answer your question step by step: 1) Your chances of contracting HIV or for that matter any other STI (sexually transmitted infection) was non-existent with the consistent and corrective use of a condom. 2) You had mentioned that there was a slight slippage of... Read Full »
What is the possibility of HIV infection from an HIV infected surgeon injecting with bare hands?
Query: Hi doctor, Last month, a doctor with HIV gave an injection in my vein without using gloves. She did not use any cotton, she just put her finger to stop the bleeding. She also rubbed my vein with her hands when it was still bleeding. Am I at risk? I did HIV DNA PCR after 9 days, and after one month... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me answer your query step by step. There was no risk of HIV involved by the injection given by HIV infected doctor surgeon. Even if she touched with her finger at the bleeding site with the naked hand, you were not at risk. HIV cannot be transmitted by touching HIV... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have occasional needle pin in hands and numbness. Mild itchy rash on nose and both upper shoulders (still there and barely visible). I also have slight hand tremors, increased permanent floaters in both eyes. I have CMV IgG 55 (recent infection). All STD, HIV, hepatitis, EBV, and H... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Answer to your queries are: CMV IgG positivity indicates past infection. The exposure to CMV (cytomegalovirus) might have been there some weeks to years earlier. CMV is common in general infection and up to 60% are IgG positive. Sero- positivity percentage increases with ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My doctor has recommended western blot for HIV-1 and HIV-2 as a screening test. The RIBA test was negative for HIV, after 16 weeks of exposure. I also had a negative CMIA test, after 12 weeks post exposure. Hepatitis and STD panel are also negative. Is a negative western blot 100 % ac... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Western blot is highly sensitive and specific test, which is run after a repeatedly reactive ELISA or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) rapid test. Western blot test is not used as a diagnostic test in the absence of an initial positive screening test, due to the rar... Read Full »
Can complete blood count show HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, Will complete blood count test show HIV infection? Will the WBC be increased or decreased? Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.WBC (white blood cells) increase or decrease in the complete blood count can tell about a presence of infection, whether viral or bacterial, but it cannot specify which organism is causing it. In other words, increase or decrease in the counts can occur in numerous conditio... Read Full »
HIV test was negative, but I am still worried. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, After 15 months of unprotected sex, I went for HIV test called Comb AIDS test but, the result came back negative for both HIV-1 and 2. Again after three months, I redid the test, but even this time, the result was negative. I was not satisfied, so I went for ELISA tes... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test kits used to diagnose HIV are highly sensitive and specific and gives accurate results. The majority of the people who are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) develop antibodies by three months, and even in the rare instances of late seroconversion... Read Full »