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A Positive Hiv Antibody Test Result Means

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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
...Elevated liver 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... Read more »

my means test is postive, can i not have hiv?

When i had a clinic test me for aids, I tested positive. i was informed that my cd4 count was... Read more »

question about test accuracy

Dr. Bob, I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at about 6 months post last exposure. (unprotected sex.)... Read more »
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The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!!

Posted by Virgo, 1 Reply
...Healthcare worker obtains results. 4. Healthcare worker provides results to the patient during post-test counselling. In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected with HIV. A negative result usually means... Read more »

testing window

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
why is it that you see people say 13 weeks is conclusive, but when someone has a known exposure it changes to 6 month's. which is it. 3 or 6 month's. Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER INFECTION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I TEST POSITIVE? CAN I KEEP THE TEST RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL? HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS? THE BOTTOM LINE ... Read more »

no reacteve?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi to all. One quick question. What NO REACTIVE means. It means that i'm infected but virus is not active? Or means NO VIRUS at all? please I'm confused. THANKS TO ALL. Read more »