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Hiv Antibody Negative After 1 Year

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous
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60 year old with no antibodies but HIV positive?

I'm a 60 year old female. I was exposed to an HIV positiveman 5 years ago. I have tested negative for HIV (I even took a PCR RNA test). HOWEVER, ever since exposure my bodyhas literally gone haywire. For the first eight monthsafter exposure I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with the infectious disease specialist: HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. Your negative HIV-antibody tests plus your undetectable HIV plasma PCR RNA viral load test, which, by the way, does not rely... Read more »

Followup to a Dec 1 question

Dr. Conway Your Dec 1 response http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Current/Q180163.html) re the use of Resistance Testing to identify HIV exposure in a case of persistently negative antibody and viral load testing raises some serious...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...infections, and this would be the only setting in which I would persist in doing repeated testing in the face of a negative HIV antibody test result. Read more »

oral sex

Dear SirI had an oral sex incident on 8th july 06, A lady sucked my penis for not more than 2 mintues and i didnt had ejaculation. I tested elisa on 30th aug 06 and it was negative. Then i did western blot on 30th oct 06 and it also was negative ....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...outside of the window period (three months) is considered to be definitive. You have negative HIV-antibody tests out to 1.5 years! You are conclusively HIV negative. No further HIV testing is warranted. I would suggest you spend some time... Read more »

false negative out to one year ?

Hello Dr. McGowan,I have had this problem for over one year now. Over one year ago I have had a high risk situation concerning hiv. I have been sick for the last year with ars symptoms especially swollen nodes in neck and groin region, still...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV antibody tests (ELISA) will usually be reactive (positive) by 3 months after exposure to the virus (in 99.5% of cases). All positive Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality : The 'AIDS test' measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...dangerous to the health of an HIV-infected woman. This is true even if the mother breast-feeds her newborn for a full term (2 years). In fact, a study in 2007 showed that becoming pregnant was good for an HIV-infected woman's health.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...multi-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain with reduced susceptibility to third-generation parenteral cephalosporins." "A rapid HIV antibody test was negative at the initial visit," the authors wrote. "We could only establish the diagnosis 14 days... Read more »
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Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
...Hello: I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...right side under the jaw and extending to under the ear. I estimate haven been on antibiotics 12 15 times in the last 1.5 years. Tested negative home HIV at 3m, 6m, 21m; tested negative at Dr. office at 4m and just tested again at 22m(no... Read more »

Antibody Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...1/2 is what they told me. Despite having a tremdous amount of symptoms and not completely feeling normal to this day. Have I ruled out HIV infection, can i leave this board and move on. Thanks Read more »

hiv antigen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what is the chane of me taking 3 hiv antibody tests many yrs after exposure all neg the today i went for a hiv 2 and antigen test that these test would come back positive Read more »