Hiv Antibody Does This Mean I Have Aids
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,1. Elevated liver function tests (enzymes) and having a fatty liver (or even a chubby gallbladder) will not affect HIV-antibody test results or delay HIV seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,No, HIV antibodies are an immunological reaction against the virus. HIV viral load is a method of quantifying the amount of virus in the blood. Even with "undetectable" viral loads in the blood, an HIV-positive person still has virus in... Read more »
Columbia UniversityI do not know what your doctor is trying to communicate to you. When someone is infected with HIV they develop antibodies to the virus. That is what is meant by being HIV+. It generally takes a few weeks to 3 months for someone to develop... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyPRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY
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... Read more »
Posted by chris8178, 2 RepliesCould you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?
I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.
I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have read that on occasion people with advaning HIV or aids sometimes actually stop producing HIV antibodies so that standard tests will not pick them up. Can some one comment on how likely a factor this is? I do not mean to cause trouble by this... Read more »
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