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Do Some People With Aids Have Undetectable Antibodies

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Undetectable VL and HIV Antibody Test

Hi, Can I ask a very naiive question. If an HIV positive person has an undetectable viral load, does this necessarily mean that one would test HIV negative? Thanks....
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
The HIV antibody test is different from the HIV viral load. A screening test called an Elisa is done first and then is confirmed by a type of assay called the Western Blot. The Western Blot can identify the exact HIV viral products with which a... Read more »

Does an undetectable viral load make you antibody negative?

If a HIV+ person using HAART and successfully get undetectable viral load for a long period (years)... Read more »

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

HIV News & Views, March 6, 2014 - March 6, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Study of HIV Superinfection and Neutralizing Antibody Responses Causes Confusion

On March 29 th , PLoS Pathogens published a paper reporting that women superinfected with two HIV variants are more likely to generate antibody responses capable of neutralizing a broad array of viral strains (known as broadly neutralizing... Read more »
Health GAP

Access to "Undetectable" Viral Load for All by 2020: AIDS Activists Demand New Model for the HIV Response

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Leading activist groups in the global AIDS movement at the International AIDS Conference today launched a call for a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an "undetectable" viral load and challenged... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Two Antibodies Could Move AIDS Vaccine Development Forward

Scientists from Scripps Research Institute on Thursday announced they have discovered and isolated two antibodies "with the ability to neutralize [or block the action of] many strains of the AIDS virus, a discovery that might help create a... Read more »
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HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... Read more »

What do they mean by undetectable?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
when some people with HIV who are taking medicines say they are undetectable, do they mean that when they are tested, the results come back negative?
if so, does that happen with all the tests available out there or just with some of them?

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Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »

Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »