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anti-HAV ELISA test positive-is it AIDS?

Doctor asked Dad to get anti-HAV Immunology test done. The lab results said 'anti-HAV igG' as reactive(2.8) while 'anti-HAV igM' as non-reactive. Dad took the test again at a second lab, and got the same results. He's freaked that the anti-HAV ELISA test is a test for AIDS.

Does anyone know if the anti-HAV test is for AIDS? As far as I got from google, the ELISA test is just a method of testing for antibodies, and not necessarily a test to detect AIDS.

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Sorry, I had posted this on another forum earlier and copy-pasted my post's content here. When I did that, the link to the other forum must have come in as well. Not meant to spam/advertise.
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Hi, Anti HAV antibody is a test for Hepatitis A antibody not HIV. If you dad had a vaccine or past infections for Hepatitis A it would be positive for IgG antibody and negative for IgM. So, if he had the vaccine he is immune to Hepatitis A. If he didn't have the vaccine he was exposed to in sometime in his life (in the past) and is immune to the virus and is not sick now and won't transmit it to his family or friends.

No this is not in any way a test for AIDS.


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mkh9
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Thank you so much.
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You are welcome!
mkh9
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