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Will a blood test reveal if a person is HIV+?

will a CBP -ESR test reveal this?

Hi there ,
HIV positivity is diagnosed by the detection of the HIV antibody from the blood sample by the EIA test usually.
You mean CBC and ESR ? for HIV detection ? Not really...
HIV positivity is diagnosed by the detection of the HIV antibody by the EIA (enzyme immuno assay) mainly. and also by detection of the antigen by the NAT (nucleic acid testing).
CBC shows the complete blood count , which need not be abnormal when a person is HIV positive.
ESR show the erythrocyte sedimentation rate , which if high, indicates some chronic infections. This shows variations due to age, sex etc etc.
best wishes...


Yes it should

CBp or ESR tests donot confirm HIV positibe. ESR test measures the rate that red blood cells (erythrocytes) fall to the bottom of a test tube under controlled conditions. ESR can be elevated in infection with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), but there are just too many other diseases that elevate the ESR to say that HIV is the cause. As here is a window period of up to six months after infection during which a person may be infected with HIV but routine testing is negative. If you are worried about this scenario, just get another HIV test, not an ESR.

To be determined as Hiv + or not go for HIV ELISA, or HIV enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test.

I don't know, but what I do know is that if you are concerend there are very simple saliva swab tests for it that only take 5 minuttes. I have had them at planned parent hood.

Yes a blood test will, if it is the right kind. CBP/ESR tests are not the right kind.

In most cases it does

Elisa test only will ensure weather HIV or not

It can take up to 7 years for a blood test to show positive. You typically have to get tested every 6 months until you either get a positive or you hit the end of the time period.

Yes, go for Elisa test.

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