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Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi ..my girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen screen)was positive, the reaction was low the doctor told her that she was infected about 2 months ago ..i did the test (serum) yesterday and that was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If your girlfriend has only had a reactive (positive) preliminary HIV-antibody/antigen screening test, she would not yet be considered HIV positive! She needs a confirmatory, more specific test, such as a Western Blot, which must also be... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0... Read more »

HIV Antibodies

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

Caltech Scientists Show Why Anti-HIV Antibodies Are Ineffective at Blocking Infection

...researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), it's at least partly due to the fact that our body's natural HIV antibodies simply don't have a long enough reach to effectively neutralize the viruses they are meant to target.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify Antibodies That Keep HIV From Entering Cells

"Researchers report that they've gained more insight into how the body fights off HIV, a finding that offers a possible new avenue toward a vaccine against the virus, which causes AIDS," HealthDay /MSN reports. "The researchers found four kinds... Read more »
Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have for the first time isolated an important antibody in human serum that could potentially play a key role in the design of an AIDS vaccine. The research appears as a highlighted feature online in the... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...acid testing. It was initially with an assay that was provided to us by Gen-Probe in pools of 30. People would get screened for HIV antibodies and then -- if they were antibody negative -- their specimens would get pooled together into three... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...test to cover everyone. Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary. Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing: Time Accuracy 2 weeks50% 3 weeks75% 4 weeks95% 6 weeks99% 3... 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 »

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 »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...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 rapid test in my case.) I've heard that... Read more »