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Hiv Antibody Does This Mean I Have Aids

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Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

Does undectable virus in blood mean no antibodies?

I've always been undetectable on viral load tests. Does having an undectable level of HIV in the blood mean that antibodies will take longer than normal to be created? In other words, is antibody creation a function of the level of the virus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I had one night upper abdominal pain, does this mean I have to go back and do another test such as the HCV RNA PCR. I'm at 11 months of exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Don't worry any further. Testing is complete.Great results!... Read more »

what does h.i.v antibodies means does it really exist?

dear siri stay with my xfiance for a year and she have been tested positive and am negative we never make love with condom my doctor say i have and h.i.v antibodies pls does any thing exise as h.i.v antibodies? does it mean am h.i.v positive?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I 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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PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PRESENCE 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 »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could 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 »

Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

No antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »