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Are you concerned with test results for HIV 1? Do you want to know what the results mean? If you have been diagnosed with or suspect that you may have been exposed to HIV 1, you may have many questions. Experts can put your mind to ease by answering your questions with accurate, dependable information.

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What do the results HIV 1/0/2 Abs-ICMA, HIV 1/0/2 Abs-Index Value < 1:00, Index value: Specimen reactivity relative to the negative cutoff, HIV 1/0/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Non Reactive for a blood test mean?

These test results indicate that the individual does not have HIV at this time.

Could an individual’s flu-like symptoms and patches in mouth be due to HIV-1 and unprotected sex?

Case Details: Individual HIV 1 and 2 antibody after 45 days, and HIV 1 pcrna after 5 weeks were negative. Individual has been taking antibiotics for ten days.

These tests are very reliable, but there are rare cases of persons that convert to a positive test after this point. The current recommendation by the United States CDC is to repeat antibody testing at six months because of the rare cases of conversion that can occur later. If the repeat test at six months is also negative, then this would be conclusive.

Could an HIV 1 antibiodies test give a false negative that came back nonreactive, even though sexual intercourse has only been with spouse for over two years?

The chance of a false negative is very unlikely.

What does an individual’s HIV 1/0/2 Abs, Qual non-Reactive test results mean?

It means that the individual is negative for HIV.

Could a person have a rare strand of HIV that is not detected in tests, and if so what test can be done to determine this?

Case Details: Individual has tested for two years with HIV 1/0/2 antibodies ICMA, done an RNA PCR, and Elisa and Western blot, and an HIV-2 test, which have all been negative, but individual does have numerous signs of HIV. Individual has seen two infectious disease doctors and has gotten same test results.

It would be very uncommon to have a strain of HIV that is not detected by all these tests and PCRs. There have been a few case reports, mainly from infections contracted in Africa, which are not detected by common tests. However, the tests would show significant immunosuppression with a low CD4 count. It is very unlikely for an individual to have any form of HIV, but if the individual has had an uncommon sexual exposure with someone from Africa this would be something to consider, and the individual should be tested for CD4 count.

Is the final result “negative” for an HIV test that shows Nonreactive HIV ½ antibody?

Case Details: The doctor’s note reads “that the result does not exclude HIV infection since the time frame for conversion is variable. If acute infection is suspected, antibody retesting and nucleic acid amplification testing is recommended.” Then in handwriting the note says “Good News. Test result negative.”

The time frame for HIV tests to convert to positivity is within three months after exposure. Therefore if an individual was exposed one month ago, the test may still be negative. If individual is not suspecting acute infection and there have been no exposures, then it is safe to say individual is negative.

What is the next step after having HIV test results that show HIV 1 and 2 Elisa. Result: nonreactive, Comment: Combination Elisa, Detects HIV 1 and 2 antibodies and HIV P24 antigen?

This is a negative test and no further action needs to be taken. A positive test would be a reason to further test and also have a western blot test.

Will an individual need to be tested again after having had an HIV 1 and 2 antibody test 34 days after possible exposure, and then a HIV/DNA/QUAL test done 52 days after possible exposure, and all tests came back negative?

The DNA test at 52 days is one of the best tests. Individual is fine and does not need to be tested again.

How long does it take to get an accurate HIV 1 antibody test?

It can take up to three months to get a test with 95% accuracy.

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