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HIV test done. What does the values suggest?

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Hi Dr
I live in XXXXXXX

I have tested at 9 week and my result comes out as following :

HIV 1 Ag+ HIV 1+2 Abs ( ECLLA) 0.29 ( negative) IU/ML < 2.0 Non reactive.

I have tested again at 12 week=86 days and my result comes out as following :

HIV 1 Ag+ HIV 1+2 Abs ( ECLLA) 0.35 ( negative) IU/ML < 2.0 Non reactive.

I don’t know which generation is this test

I see that the number is increasing. Dose this pose any concern to retest ?
Posted Mon, 29 Oct 2012 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 2 hours later
Thanks for the query.
The HIV ECLIA (Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay) test is a 3rd Generation test that looks for antibodies in the blood. The World Health Organization and international guidelines consider HIV antibody tests definitive and completely accurate at 12 weeks (3 months) post exposure. 
Your both the tests are negative and it doesn't make any difference if values are slightly different in two tests.

I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck

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