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60 year old with no antibodies but HIV positive?

I'm a 60 year old female. I was exposed to an HIV positiveman 5 years ago. I have tested negative for HIV (I even took a PCR RNA test). HOWEVER, ever since exposure my bodyhas literally gone haywire. For the first eight monthsafter exposure I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Despite your symptoms, medical history and your personal belief that you are "virally enhanced," I agree with the infectious disease specialist: HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. Your negative... Read more »

antibodies to HIV ?? With PEP... Please anwser... Thanks! MR,B

Dear Dr.Bob, Please help me understand my risk and if the Pep meds are any good. OK! I was... Read more »

antigen plus antibody hiv test

Dear Dr. Bob,I am married to a wonderful young lady and I have two beautiful kids.The reason why I... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify Antibodies That Keep HIV From Entering Cells

"Researchers report that they've gained more insight into how the body fights off HIV, a finding that offers a possible new avenue toward a vaccine against the virus, which causes AIDS," HealthDay /MSN reports. "The researchers found four kinds... Read more »
Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have for the first time isolated an important antibody in human serum that could potentially play a key role in the design of an AIDS vaccine. The research appears as a highlighted feature online in the... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Antibodies and HIV: New Evidence

...Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, presented an update on her team's ongoing work with HIV antibodies. She agrees with her colleagues that most antibodies against HIV are not effective. But some are... Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

...the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High Incidence of HIV Infection." 1 Essentially, this is a summary of... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...test to cover everyone. Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary. Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing: Time Accuracy 2 weeks50% 3 weeks75% 4 weeks95% 6 weeks99% 3... 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?? Just curious because I read a journal article about a man who... 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 »

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 Read more »