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Can Eia Detect Full Blown AIDS

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Full blown AIDS would test negative? True or False?

Dr Bob, Is it true from what I read that persons with full-blown AIDS would test negative on an antibody test (EIA) because their immune system is severely damaged that they could no longer produce antibodies to fight HIV virus? Thanks for being a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Worried Aficionado,No, the vast majority of patients with full-blown AIDS would test antibody positive. Very rarely, AIDS patients may "serorevert" (go from being HIV antibody positive to HIV antibody negative) in late-stage disease.... Read more »

Full blown AIDS and ARVs

Can a person wtih full-blown AIDS also benefit from ARVs?... Read more »

definition of full blown aids

What is the difference between having HIV with OI's and being in the stage considered full... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Over 600,000 Zimbabweans Have Full-Blown HIV/AIDS

More than 600,000 Zimbabweans have AIDS, while about 2.1 million others are currently living with HIV, Cabinet member and Minister of Health and Child Welfare Dr. David Parirenyatwa said Friday. An estimated 26 percent of the adult population is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thai Prison Officials Propose Amnesty for All Thai Inmates With Full-Blown AIDS

Thailand Correction Department officials today proposed to release the country's hundreds of inmates with AIDS so the prisoners can "spend the last minutes of their lives with their family." The proposed release, part of a broader amnesty plan for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In South Africa First, Soap Diva to Get Full-Blown AIDS

Nandipha Matabane, a character on the South African soap opera "Isidingo," has been diagnosed HIV-positive and is developing AIDS. The show's producers hope the storyline will help break the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in a country where one out of... Read more »
Project Inform

FDA Approves the New Full-Regimen HIV Pill Complera

A new combination pill called Complera was approved by the FDA on August 10, 2011 for treating HIV infection. The pill, taken once a day with a fatty meal, combines two NRTIs [tenofovir (Viread) + emtricitabine (Emtriva)] with the recently approved... Read more »
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hiv+ not full blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV+ not full blown AIDS!!!

I have been HIV+ for about 8 or 9 years now , and Iv'e had my
share of OI's all that are kept under control with good health as
well as my 22pill-a-Day regime. But my ouestion is ....what is
full blown Aids??? I'am... Read more »

Full Blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What does F.B. AIDS appear like....what happens? Is is a collection of syptoms?

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Full-blown aids to hiv+

Posted by MsStiletto, 10 Replies
In Dec.2002 I was diagnosed with full-blown aids. I had thrush, neuropathy, CMV colitis & MAC. I had 18 Tcells & Viral load in the millions if thats possible. I now have 346 Tcells & undetectable.
My question is, can I now be considered... Read more »

Neg Partner in full Blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner and I have been together for nearly twelve years, and we have known for the last ten years that he was HIV-Postive. Now he is considered FULL BLOWN AIDS, I still can't wrap my mind around that, yet. We have been discussing telling our... Read more »