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Do People Immediately Test Positive For Hiv Antibodies

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Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...You can test positive 45 days after infection. In fact with the current licensed antibody tests, most people test positive for HIV antibody within 3-6 weeks from time of exposure. The HIV RNA test may be positive as early as 10 days after... Read more »

Influences on a positive result

Is or are there any particular cases where people have tested positive for the HIV antibodies, yet... Read more »

Lupus and false positives??

After living a year thinking she was positive . . and finally getting her to face her fears and go... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...Western Blot. Standard antibody tests are most commonly administered on blood, although federal authorities have also approved HIV antibody tests in oral fluids and urine. The two-step, standard antibody tests are highly accurate, with only a... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
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Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...scientists are questioning conventional dogma. HIV is claimed to cause a wide variety of symptoms in people who test positive on the HIV antibody test, but even for the most common symptoms, like immunosuppression and low CD4 T-cells, there is... Read more »

pcr test question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...6 month period what would be the next step? Re-test elisa? Or would one be considered hiv positive. Are there cases were people test positive for hiv virus but negative on antibody after 6 month period with no further exposures? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like,, or Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »

Some interesting questions and answers.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of the versions of white and red blood cells, including T cells. Could you please fill me in on why you insist on getting the HIV antibody test instead of a regular extensive line of blood tests? Please answer as soon as possible, as I am very... Read more »