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Hiv-1 Antibodies

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HIV-1 antibody POS, NAT negative

I went to give blood last month. They mailed me this letter saying that HIV-1 is positive, NAT is negative and to follow up with my doc. WHAT? I am extremely low risk person and am very freaked out right now. I am moving forward with my doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The NAT test is more specific than the screening anti-HIV antibody test. Consequently your "positive HIV-1" and negative NAT would suggest the HIV-1 result was a false-positive. This would go Read more »

The truth about RNA, b-DNA, Quant, Non graph Hiv-1 Antibody tests, please?

Hello Doctor Rob,Ok, Ok, you're the man. So you get about 242 emails a day, but most seem from... Read more »

Lack of Detectable HIV-1 Antibody

I think this guy met your definition of WW. Symtoms mean sick NOT WW as you... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Rapid INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test

...Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTI™ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in human venipuncture whole blood, fingerstick blood, or... Read more »
Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

...they are, indeed, very rare. Researchers discovered that the 2F5-like antibody was potent enough to block multiple strains of HIV in the laboratory, but researchers say they are not entirely clear if it played any part in controlling the virus... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

...and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

...diagnosis of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In June 2004, FDA approved an added claim for detection of HIV-2 antibodies in oral fluid and a change in the name of the device to OraQuick® Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. A... Read more »
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HIV antibodies - always detectable?

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...I've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no... Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus infections,... Read more »