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Antibodies That Signal Hiv Infection

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Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Ingesting golden showers, even in large quantities, from an HIV-positive buddy would not affect the results of your HIV-antibody test. Generally speaking chronic hepatitis B would not cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. It's worth... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be... Read more »
Articles
National Cancer Institute

Researchers Identify Novel Type of Antibody That Potently Inhibits HIV Infection

...the United States, it is estimated that more than 50 percent of patients who are receiving antiretroviral therapy for their HIV infection carry strains of the virus that are resistant to treatment with at least one of the currently available... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

HIV antibodies - always detectable?

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...I've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no Read more »

Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
...I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of Read more »

Politician Talk about Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous
...The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection are actually looking for antibodies produced by an individuals immune system when they are exposed to HIV. Most people will Read more »