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Hiv Antibodies Detectable Symptoms

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Symptoms and Detectable Antibodies ... Will Donate

Dr. Bob,I am a bisexual male in his early thirties. Since I am a sexually active guy, I have always been careful in practicing safer sex in my various 'adventures'. Two and a half months back, I have a sexual encounter with a male escort....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Bi-Guy.1. Symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome vary considerably from person to person in severity and type. Generally speaking the symptoms correspond with the production of specific antibodies in the blood. However, the... 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 »

Do U.S. HIV antibody tests detect all groups and subtypes of HIV1?

Hi,Thanks for your time and professionalism. I had protected sex with a massage worker in Asia, but... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Both HIV-1 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antibodies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraQuick for Use in Detecting HIV-2 Antibodies in Oral Fluid

FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test for use in detecting HIV-2 antibodies in oral samples, the company announced on Wednesday, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/23). Although FDA already has approved... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is Spread

Baltimore's switch from conventional HIV antibody testing to RNA-based testing could help authorities diagnose new cases more quickly, aiding prevention efforts. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the city's health commissioner, said the more sophisticated test... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
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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 »

question about antibody detection for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
say you know exactly the date of your 'possible' exposure. ..3-4 days later you become sick...typical viral symptoms...soar throat...swollen nodes...achy...no energy...slight fever...now this last for 2 weeks! then you start feeling... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

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 »