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Hiv Antibodies Found Could Lead To Vaccine

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HIV Vaccines

Table of Contents What Is a Vaccine? I Have HIV -- Why Do HIV Vaccines Matter to Me? Can an HIV Vaccine Cause HIV Infection? Is There an HIV Vaccine? Are There HIV Vaccine Studies Going on Now? How Are HIV Vaccines Tested? What Results Have Been Seen in HIV Vaccine Research? Is HIV Vaccine Research Going Forward? How Long Will it Take to Find an HIV Vaccine That Works? Do Vaccine Trials Do Anything to Help Reduce the...
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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 doubt that you are the best and most dedicated out there. I've also read most of the posts on this site and am shocked at the volume of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi George,Hep A and B vaccinations do not cause false-negative HIV-antibody tests. Period. Next question! (As for the hepatitis C-delayed seroconversion story, see below.)Start WOO-HOOing. It's long overdue!Dr. BobI REALLY NEED YOU!!!!... Read more »

Can certain Vaccines lead to a False Positive?

In 1989 I had Hep B and was treated. In 1994, I received a yellow fever shot and gamma globulin for military deployments in Central America. In 1995, I received HBV #1 vaccination. In October 19918 during an annual physical i tested positive....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If your HIV antibody test is confirmed positive then you most likely are infected but if that test is negative then quite likely not infected. Recommend consultation with an HIV expert if results unclear. KH... Read more »

Follow up question regarding vaccination and antibody formation

Dear Dr. Bob,With reference to your reply on 'vaccination provoking immune response verus infection' dd Mar 23, 2003, I would like to ask two questions.Vaccination would not interrupt the antibody formation. However it would lead to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Enough already about your vaccine worries. No, vaccination during ARS would not affect ARS, HIV antibody production, or lead to OIs. OK? The immune system just doesnt work that way. Trust me on this one; Im a board-certified immunologist! Yes,... Read more »

Hep B vaccination and HIV antibody tests

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks for being there for worried folks like us. I have a question related to HIV Antibody tests and Hep B vaccination. I got my first vaccination after 2 weeks from a possible HIV exposure and the next one a month from then. Further, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi KB,Does the body line up infections/pathogens and address them in a "sequential manner"? Let me guess -- you're a computer geek or high-tech gadget nerd or perhaps a Starbucks barista? No, the human body is not like your new laptop... Read more »
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HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

Barebacking may lead to re-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Super-infection may slow development of AIDS vaccine
Barebacking may lead to re-infection, multiple strains of disease, researchers discover

ATLANTA -- The ability of HIV to develop multiple strains has ignited concerns among some AIDS researchers... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

cdc leads the charge

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect
infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says:
T... Read more »