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Antibodies That Signal Hiv Infection

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HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your test result at six months of "0.11" is "nonreactive." That means you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. The "index value" (also called the "signal-to-cutoff ratio") is a technical term... Read more »

Pshychological Impact of Tests (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I have had two HIV tests in my life. I have not been involved in adverse sexual activities but... Read more »

I'm sure you haven't been asked this before! (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO)

Dear Honorable Dr. Bobalicious!I just want to clarify a few things regarding my previous posting in... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Eliminating Cells That Produce a Distress Signal When Infected With HIV Could Lead to Strategy for New Vaccine Candidate, Researchers Say

The strategy of eliminating cells that display a "distress signal" when they are infected with HIV might lead to the development of a new HIV vaccine candidate, according to a study published Thursday in the journal PLoS Pathogens , the San... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

EuroSIDA Study Finds a Signal of Kidney Toxicity With Tenofovir or Atazanavir

The kidneys are a target of HIV infection. Long-term infection causes inflammation, which slowly degrades these organs. The EuroSIDA dataset contains health-related information on almost 17,000 HIV-positive people from 35 countries. EuroSIDA can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Truvada Drug Trials Signal "Turning Point" in AIDS Epidemic

Three new studies show the potential promise, as well as challenges, of using HIV drugs to prevent infection among healthy but high-risk patients. Two studies of African heterosexuals show pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduced the rate of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Child Survival Call to Action Event Signals a "Hopeful Moment" in Global Health

"Helping mothers give birth to HIV-free children is an essential piece of the puzzle of ending preventable child deaths," U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in this post in the AIDS.gov blog, adding, "Yet 390,000 infants... Read more »
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Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »

HIV ANTIBODIES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ARE HIV ANTIBODIES MORE DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE THAN OTHER VIRAL INFECTION ANTIBODIES? WHY DOES IT NOT TAKE 6MONTHS/3MONTHS TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES TO THE FLU..

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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »