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Hiv Antibodies And Immunization

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Immunizations and HIV antibody tests

Do you know of any immunization that you took before the test will cause a false negative??? I took an immunization shot and was tested negative 13weeks after a high risk exposure. I have many symptoms of ARS and HIV infection but tested negative...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. For the HIV tests that are currently in use, immunizations (getting vaccinated) will not cause false-positive nor false-negative results. Therefore, any immunizations that you have received Read more »

HIV Antibodies

I am confused about HIV antibodies...why do they not offer protection in the individual who has the... Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a... Read more »
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Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

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HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality : The 'AIDS test' measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...fight the disease. For a community, vaccines can lower the overall infection rate and help stop the spread of a disease. See Vaccinations and HIV fact sheet 207 for more information on vaccinations that can help people with HIV prevent some... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning that you now have immunity to HIV,... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such person... Read more »

Healthy vs. non-healthy.

Posted by nonamegirl, 2 Replies
...Just a simple question. Would a person who was healthy, with a strong immune system produce HIV antibodies sooner than someone who was unhealthy, with a weakened immune system? I know it's different for everyone. But generally speaking. Read more »