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Hiv Antibody Negative After 1 Year

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Negative antibody test 4 years after HIV contact?

Hi Mr M.Excuse my ignorance as I am still trying to understand HIV/AIDS. A question from 16 December contained a statement whereby the patient had contracted HIV in 1994 due to tragic circumstances, yet tested negative in 1998 to HIV antibody. Is...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe standard HIV antibody test will show positive within weeks after infection in the majority of people who are infected. Although the sensitivity and specificity of this test is accurate in about 98% of people who are tested, there are rare... Read more »

Symptoms in partners but negative antibody test (late hiv?)

Hello DoctorI am a 29 year old male.My question is regarding testing and its reliability 10 years... Read more »

Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You... Read more »
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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

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help me, is this HIV? three years with negative

Posted by jose1987, 2 Replies
hello friends,
my husband three years ago had a girlfriend and she has HIV but he did not know of her condition until three months ago she called him to tell him to do the tests because she was hospitalized by pneumonia. ........
we are in crisis and... Read more »

Negative PCR and antibody, I am still worried HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I took a PCR test and a antibody test at 6 weeks (42 days) with LabCorp and I am still worried. I hear about HIV-2 and think I need to get tested for that also. The person whom my possible exposure was to was from NY and I have read on the internet... Read more »

Antibodies and HIV???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just curious, if a person never produced antibodies but had HIV, would it take them the typical eight to ten years to develop symptoms or would their immune system fail alot sooner?? Just curious because I read a journal article about a man who... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus infections,... Read more »