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Flu And Delayed HIV Antibodies

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...load test (see Fact Sheet 125 ) measures the virus itself. Before the immune system produces antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two months. If both tests are positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the...
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Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within four to six... Read more »

Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...function tests (enzymes) and having a fatty liver (or even a chubby gallbladder) will not affect HIV-antibody test results or delay HIV seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. (They... Read more »

H1N1 vac. and a positive HIV test result Help!

Hey Doc, On the 5th of Dec. 09 my Unit gave the Swine Flu Vaccine and 25 days later I gave blood at the Red Croos and shortly after recieved a letter of abnormal test results. I went in to speak with the counselors and they showed me the results and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible that H1N1 vaccination could cause false-positive HIV-antibody test results. The vaccination, however, would not affect non-antibody HIV tests, such as PCR (or NAT) testing. But it's important to note that PCR testing can also also have... Read more »

Hard question

No one really knows anything about H1N1, so I understand if you can't give a definitive answer to this question. 1) Is it possible that H1N1 could in anyway delay OR mask HIV antibodies?I was so excited to finally get tested, and now I'm concerned...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually your question really is not difficult. We know quite a bit about H1N1 viruses.1.No, absolutely not.Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury]. Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

... Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...or immunizations, are treatments that build up your body's defenses against certain infections. For example, many people get flu shots each fall. It can take a few weeks for your immune system to respond after a vaccination. Most vaccines are... Read more »
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HIV and B19

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dear all, could the simultaneous exposure to HIV and B19 virus delay the production of antibodies for HIV so that after 8 weeks I would still result negative with Elisa, despite symptoms of ARS Read more »

Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fight the virus. The HIV test looks for these antibodies in your blood. After about three months, most people have enough anti-HIV antibodies to test positive on standard HIV tests. Some people don't test positive for six months or even a year,... Read more »

ARS symptoms vs. delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...This is for all of those people who became very ill (flu-like symptoms, rash diahrea, etc)and believed those symptoms to be ARS related do to whatever type of sexual encounter...I being Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take... Read more »