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Asymptomatic Stage In Hiv Antibodies

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...of rapid HIV replication usually lasts about two months. People at this stage often have a very high HIV "viral load" (amount of virus in the body). However, people with acute HIV infection usually will not test positive for HIV antibodies, since it takes the body approximately one to three months to produce antibodies against HIV. Some individuals who fear they have recently been exposed to HIV may be curious about PCR and RNA viral load...
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Not your usual "symptoms question" (NATURAL HISTORY OF HIV, 2009)

I will proudly donate for a simple answer. I'm studying more about HIV since my friend got recently diagnosed. I'm confused about one topic...symptoms.Am I understanding this correctly.. First someone would get ARS (Which is 2-4 weeks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you HIV's natural history, but remember not every case fits neatly into this schematic.1.Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV. HIV is transmitted and within two to three weeks symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) appear. During... 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 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going around...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...what's going on with your buddy. It's possible he's an "elite suppressor" (see below). The information you were given about anti-HIV antibodies is not correct. Many, many people have had undetectable HIV plasma viral loads for many years;... Read more »

Begining Stage or Chronic Stage?

hi dr mcgovern!this is Gokul from India writing a letter to u. hoping that you'll answer me. my doctor had me for a laboratory and took the SEROLOGY Test, results shows HBsAG(serum)[Elisa] result: 3.978. Ref. Range 0.14 OD Reacive.Pls tell What...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...infected this will be an important test to take. If your infection is chronic your anti-HBcore test will be IgG reactive. The stage of disease is determined by a liver biopsy. Read more »

HIV Infection Process

Dr. Bob,Hello. I am not sure if this is the correct forum to present this question, but I've been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process. In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...massively, showering the blood with high concentrations of new viruses. The concentrations of HIV in the blood during this early stage of infection are often about 1,000,000 viruses per milliliter. These high concentrations are accompanied by the... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...of virus in the blood (the viral load ). As the immune system learns to recognize and fight HIV, B cells start to make the HIV antibodies. When an HIV test is positive, that means that HIV antibodies have been found in the blood sample. ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...York and California, and retrospective examination of frozen blood samples from a U.S. cohort of gay men showed the presence of HIV antibodies as early as 1978, but not before then. Subsequently, in every region, country and city where AIDS has... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...management of acute HIV infection, see Diagnosis and Management of Acute HIV Infection . A. Antibody Tests Detection of HIV antibodies is the most common method for the diagnosis of HIV infection in adults and children >18 months old.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...positve and gets a cold they might not get painful lymphnodes. If anyone could give me any information about the asymptomatic stage that would be great. Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...me mention a few things. These symptoms are fairly non-specific and do not necessarily indicate that you have HIV. Also, the absence of symptoms does not necessarily indicate that you do not have it. However, according to the National AIDS... Read more »

asymptomatic stage?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey i was just curious: after ARS, theres a 10 year period where hiv + dont get any symptoms right. COULD they get any symptoms between that period? if so wut kind. Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...problem with ELISA is that it is not 100% accurate. ELISA is very sensitive, thus the test recognizes even small amounts of HIV antibodies. The sensitivity is set extremely high because it is better to have some false positives, than to miss the... Read more »