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HIV I/II antibody test can be done in few hours, is that true?

Dear Dr Bob,My bf has just went for HIV I/II antibody test. On the report slip, it said non-reactive. However, i noticed that the requested date for the test and the date which the lab printed the report is the same date. I asked the Dr how can it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,With newer generation rapid tests accurate results can be obtained in as few as 20 minutes! Consequently it's entirely possible your boyfriend's test results were available the same day.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Is it true than antibodies are only produced after symptoms ?

If so,I read it sometimes takes months or years for symptoms to show up. Does that mean it takes... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Condoms: Tried, Tested and True?

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, condoms have been a cornerstone of our HIV prevention efforts -- often promoted as the most effective way to prevent the sexual transmission of the virus. However, in the past few years the number of HIV... Read more »

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

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at 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... Read more »

Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups, Health Departments to Increase HIV Awareness Among Minorities Ahead of National HIV Testing Day

HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and health departments in Florida are planning several events aimed at increasing awareness about HIV among minorities ahead of National HIV Testing Day , which is scheduled for Friday, the Naples Daily News reports. ... Read more »
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This is not TRUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
One person at this Forum are stating that we dont have enough person that have tested after a exposure and that why U.S still have 6 months. This are not true!

First of all we have a group of person with Primary infections that seek medical help.... Read more »

Elisa antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Doctors claim that the Elisa antibody test is 99.9% accurate unless you are in a high risk group and your symptoms are clinicly suggestive of hiv infection.

In other words, the test is not accurate at all. Risk groups and symptoms should have nothing... Read more »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
I had all the symptoms... Read more »

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 can be really put in a 12 week antibody test. I am aware... Read more »