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Antibody And NAAT At 18 Weeks

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PCR and antibody Hep. test results after 3 weeks of exposure

Dr. Can you please answer my question? I am going crazy here. I took these tests after three weeks of being cut and bruised by the barber. Are these tests reliable? I still have aches and pains; joint pain. Do I have to do further testing. My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am assuming that you took a PCR test for HCV RNA and a HCV antibody test after 3 weeks of a suspected exposure. If you are having joint pains secondary to hepatitis C, your HCV RNA test would already show virus. Read more »

4weeks - pcr at 899 copies contd . 84 days later , Antibody negative

Hello DocThanks for being there virtually, you have helped me stay stable all this time. ]Another... Read more »

10 weeks PCR/Antibody

Dear Ryan,I had a ELISA and PCR RNA test taken at 10 weeks after a possuble low risk exposure which... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
California Institute of Technology

Caltech Scientists Show Why Anti-HIV Antibodies Are Ineffective at Blocking Infection

...have a long enough reach to effectively neutralize the viruses they are meant to target. Their findings were published last week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ). "This study helps to... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the... Read more »
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validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can knowledgable people of the forum let me know if a 12 week antibody test can be considered conclusive after 1 time high risk situation even though major symptoms persist. How much faith Read more »

Naat test result

Posted by worriedwellback, 1 Reply
...Hi, I tested negative with NAAT test which I took 5 week after possible exposure. Do I need another antibody test at 3 month mark? Read more »

when are antibodies created?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hi, when antibodies are created, is it during time when symptoms or ars illness subside (antibody fight off illness) or when the illness is most Read more »

Anitbiotics and Detectable Antibodies

Posted by une_fille, 3 Replies
...an anitbiotic delay the production of detectable HIV antibodies? I took an antibiotic (metranidozole) for three days during Week 2 to clear up bacterial vaginosis. Read more »