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Has Any Case Been Detected Hiv After 6 Months

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Mutation vih and antibody detectable for elisa at six months

In the immune system can detect HIV mutations and generate antibodies detectable by ELISA at three and six months in 100% of the cases?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
While we cannot say that a negative test at 6 months is 100% indicative that a person is not infected it is essentially true. Nothing in nature and science is 100%. There have been a few cases of late ser0-conversion reported, some in the setting... Read more »

Still Detectable at 8 months

Hi Dr. Daar,I last wrote you just before I left on a Meditarranean cruise with this same concern. Well, I added a boosted PI and Im a bit frustrated that I cant seem to get my VL down to undetectable still and am at a loss at how best to proceed....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Mike,Thank you for the follow-up. Based upon the resistance testing it is possible that you did acquire some resistant virus that could partly attenuate the activity of the NRTIs. Nevertheless, you have had a good response thus far. I would... Read more »

hiv-2 detectability (HIV-2) (HIV-2 TESTING)

I recently entered into a short term relationship with someone who is poz. Both gay males, he lives in asia and i live in the US. 100% use of condoms for anal sex. After the relationship ended I have gone for HIV rapid tests at the 7 week point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV-2 is not prevalent in Asia. If you are concerned, why not just ask your ex if he has HIV-1 or HIV-2? Yes, HIV-2 screening tests are available, but I do not feel your risk, based on the information provided, warrants HIV-2 testing. I'll... Read more »

Brand New Case .... very Early Detection. Indeterminate Antibody but Poz Viral Load.

While still just barely getting over flu-like symptoms, chills-sweating-headache and body ache and sensitive to light and rash on torso and around hairline...I got tested for STDs at a clinic. All symptoms abated but rash was still getting worse...
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
Certainly sounds like acute infection. It's great you are involved in research studies about acute infection. Your doctor is correct, there is probably no urgency to start HIV meds (although this topic is debated among experts).... Read more »
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Whats the earliest detection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Home access has told me that 25 days is enough proof of infection? Does anybody disagree? Read more »

Question on Antibody Detection

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all. 14 weeks ago, I went on a reckless spree...I'm not sure what was going through my mind but I had unprotected receptive oral sex with three men over a period of a month. None of these men ejaculated in my mouth and I don't know their HIV... Read more »

The case to not have 6 month!

Posted by Anonymous
I have read many post about people that cant stop thinking about HIV even after the six month window and many have test at 4 weeks, 7 weeks, 12 weeks ,16 weeks, 24 weeks. This is the reason to stop testing at 12 weeks and listen to the facts on the... Read more »

about detection of antibody

Posted by jamessc80, 1 Reply
Hi guys, just some quick question, is that possible to find out your status if the symptoms have been appearing for a while?

I am about 8 weeks from possible exposure , and I always have nerve pain and achy muscle for weeks, I got tested for a few... Read more »