The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Getting Tested A Week After Suspected Infection Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing when antiviral drugs are added. Genotypic resistance: The genetic code of HIV has mutations that are linked to drug resistance. Clinical resistance shows up as a higher viral load, lower CD4 count, or opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ). Laboratory tests can measure phenotypic and genotypic resistance. Phenotypic Testing A sample of HIV is grown in the laboratory. A dose of one antiviral drug is added. The growth rate...
Ask the Experts

HIV/HBV/HCV triple infection

I have all 3 viruses.HBV DNA is undetectable with Tenofovir/FTC and together with Nevirapine,my HIV is undetectable also.I was diagnosed with both of these in 1990.I am monitored every 4 months at the hospital and in March 2009 my liver function...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...tests, recent acquisition and a falling HCV RNA down to 6,276 just before treatment, I would be inclined to only treat for 24 weeks. This level is extremely low and your immune system was obviously working to contain the HCV even before therapy... Read more »


hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation the name of a large group of viruses. Certain types of HPV cause warts on the hands or feet. About 30-40 types can cause infections in the genital area (the vulva, vagina, penis, buttocks, scrotum, and anus).Genital HPV types are often... Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years tested testes HIV Positive in her seventh month of pregnancy and i tested negative, since we were together i tested regulary and she didn not, she used to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pregnancy due to the formation of cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can react with HIV-antibody test assays. Follow-up testing will be able to sort this out. (A qualitative HIV DNA PCR may be helpful.) See below.2. Your wife may indeed... Read more »

HCV Testing

I had a sexual encounter in February. Shortly thereafter (2 weeks) I began experiencing symtptoms of a viral infection (flu like symptoms, fatigue, gastro problems). I suspected possible HCV exposure so my doctor has performed RT PCR testing (down...
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
I agree with your doctor. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...ELISA results can occur if someone is tested right after events that temporarily stimulate the immune system, such as viral infections or immunizations. They could also occur because of lab error, or because of the test's very high sensitivity... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
...I made a very stuip mistake and had, unprotected receiving, anal sex in early Steptember 2010. A few weeks later my body started going crazy. I kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) Read more »

SRCHFRANS34.....8 weeks vs. 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...they asks for six months. The CDC says to get tested at 6 months to be sure there isn't any antibodies. Being tested at eight weeks like i was is good but as i was told eighth week test means almost nothing. What really matters is the 3 month... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...questions are: What kind or type of test is this? Can the results be obtain this fast (1 hour)? Is this a relyable or appropiate testing method for diagnosing hiv infection? How conclussive are my results? Do I need to be retested again with a... Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...tests stink so badly? Why can't someone like me who has a one time event get an accurate take on my status instead of vague testing guidelines? Read more »