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Do People Immediately Test Positive For Hiv Antibodies

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POSITIVE HIV 1 ANTIBODY TEST BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST

DEAR Dr.,MY TEST IS POSITIVE FOR HIV 1 ANTIBODY BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST (USING REAL TIME PCR COBAS AMPLIPREP & TAQMAN). DOES IT MEAN THAT I AM HIV NEGATIVE? AND CAN I MARRY A LADY WHO IS HIV NEGATIVE. ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,From what I understand from your question is that you have tested HIV positive and your viral load is undetectable. Being undetectable is a good place to be. If you are in care and on treatment this is where we want folks to get having an... Read more »

Can an hiv antibody test false-positively react to syphilis?

I decided to go get tested for hiv a couple of months ago. I went to this non-profit testing site and i had an oraquick rapid test and a western blot done. Both of them came back positive and i was in shock. I didnt know how to accept that. Then...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. When a person is infected with HIV, Syphilis can cause a much more severe decline in the CD4 count. In regards to Syphilis being misinterpreted for HIV, the answer is no. Please see a previous answer by Dr. Bob for... Read more »

People who have positive HCV antibody tests and negative viral loads

If somebody hasnt had any treatment, and his viral loads are negative that means he was exposed to the virus but now he is clean, what does it mean?The virus could shows again? Does he have to folow any special cares?Thank You for your answer...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In general a positive HCV antibody test and negative viral load indicates exposure and clearing of the infection. This has been reported to happen in about 20% of people exposed. It is unclear as to the probability of reemergence of active, chronic... Read more »

Seroconversion illness AFTER positive antibody test?

Hello,I tested positive in January 2007, but I am working overseas, and it has been difficult getting information to help me make sense of my labs and make a plan for what to do next.I went for my test in early January, but there was a three-week...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. You can have symptoms after developing antibodies.2. Possible, not well described.3. Yes.4. Possible, but most viral loads are set by around 6 months after infection.5. Your CD4 counts are in the normal range but your CD4% is already low. This... Read more »
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Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
Hello:

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »

i first tested positive to the antibodies...

Posted by Anonymous
I first tested positive to the antibodies of HIV in 1984. After
being totally devastated for 2 weeks, (those were the days when
everyone thought a positive test meant certain death within a
short time) I vowed that: 1. I would not die from this... Read more »