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Advanced Aids Negative On Antibody Test

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OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV I Antibody Negative TWICE ... but Still Petrified

Dr. Bob,I believe I sent you an e-mail a month ago about my situation. I've had two "risky" encounters with female prostitutes (the first encounter was in March '07, the other was on June 6, 2007). I say "risky" because of the fact they're...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...polyurethane is not the same material as latex; however, they both protect against HIV.Next, you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted. If you cannot accept the... Read more »

Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You... Read more »

possible to lose HBV anti-body?

I was diagnosed in 1/2000 for HCV and HBV (Dr. never tested me for HIV, I suppose because I wasn't... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmission of HIV to the baby. What Are HIV Antibody Tests? As the body fights viruses, the immune system creates antibodies to that virus. HIV antibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA)... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Rumor Control: Can I Contract HIV From an Experimental AIDS Vaccine?

...trick the body into thinking it already has an illness. This triggers the immune system to build an army of defenders, called antibodies, to attack the fake infection. The antibodies remain on call to protect us against future assaults. But... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...The Evolution of HIV Screening: Faster, Easier Testing Twenty-five years after the development of the first test to detect antibodies to HIV, an impressive battery of technologies exists for diagnosing HIV infection. These advances have reduced... Read more »
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chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
...risky exposure and have had followng tests: DNA/PCR negative at 4 weeks Antiboy negative at 4 weeks DNA/PCR negative at 8 weeks Antibody negative at 8 weeks Antibody negative at 12 weeks It has been around 4 1/2 months since exposure and I am... Read more »

Antibodies and HIV???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Just curious, if a person never produced antibodies but had HIV, would it take them the typical eight to ten years to develop symptoms or would their immune system fail alot sooner?? Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Period Just After Infection One major drawback of antibody tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies... Read more »

Question on Antibody Detection

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...follow up test at 12 weeks after the last experience. I've read several conflicting statements regarding the detection of HIV antibodies. I know that 3 months seems to be the real key but since I was essentially tested at 8 weeks and tested... Read more »