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Are Hiv Antibodies Always Detectable

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Hiv Antibodies Detection

Hello, I read on the web that an individual can sometime not develop hiv antibodies for a very long period than the six months and recommended to test every six months for some years!!. My question is, 1) if a person does not develop antibodies then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read on the Web that it is "recommended to test every six months for some years!"???? Hmm . . . well, I read on the Web that Dubya had absolutely nothing to do with going to war against the wrong country; the loss of trillions of dollars,... 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 0... Read more »

HIV Antibodies; will a blood count detect them?

If one is HIV positive the body will, after 6 months develop antibodies, right? So, If one has a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraQuick for Use in Detecting HIV-2 Antibodies in Oral Fluid

FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test for use in detecting HIV-2 antibodies in oral samples, the company announced on Wednesday, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/23). Although FDA already has... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...acid testing. It was initially with an assay that was provided to us by Gen-Probe in pools of 30. People would get screened for HIV antibodies and then -- if they were antibody negative -- their specimens would get pooled together into three... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...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 rapid test in my case.) I've heard that... Read more »

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 »

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 »