Hiv Antibody Negative Symptoms Persist

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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 truly are a good man. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Last November 11, I had my one year mark HIV test which thankfully turned out non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You really can't kill antibodies, because they were never alive. Antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in response to a particular stimulus such as HIV. These proteins circulate freely in the blood. There is no need to... Read more »

Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi ..my girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...It is a scenario that keeps the worried well worried: the possibility of a false negativeHIV antibody test. Since HIV screening began, it has been acknowledged that false negative results do occur with ELISA assays, albeit rarely, Read more »
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) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1... Read more »
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