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Hiv Antibody Non Reactive After 11 Months Symptoms Persist

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside...
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both western blot and initial antibody test detected/ reactive!

hi dr frascino, im not going to get a woohoo am i. im nearing my eleventh week of pregnancy and the results i have recieved on my hiv test are as follows:the first test (Assumingly a elisa however it does not say) notify that hiv 1/2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test results. The DNA PCR test assays for a piece of the virus's genetic material and is not dependent on anti-HIV antibodies. I would say your odds of having two false-positive HIV-antibody tests are quite good.Good luck. Write back... Read more »

Persistent symptoms for nine months, but negative at 3, 6 and 9

Should I continue testing till the 12th? tests: HIV antibodies non-reactive, Hepatitis C 0.1 s/c 0.0 - 0.8 (negative) HbsAg negative. Help!!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your negative HIV tests at three, six and nine months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted. I would suggest Read more »

Dr. Bob please answer, eagerly awaiting response -Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed Follow Up Questions

Hi Dr. Bob,Sorry to be a pest, but I am freaking out (eagerly) awaiting your response to my question...The question is this...I was rimmed / oral from the prostitute late may 2007 (only possible exosure) tested 6 times after (last test on dec 31st...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are "receiving conflicting information"??? From whom? Certainly not from me or this Web site!Your fears are completely unwarranted. You and your wife's repeatedly negative HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No... Read more »

Indeterminate hiv results for 11mths?????????

I had a physical done in March 2007 and my doc said the ELISA on my hiv was reactive but the western blot was indeterminate two bands showed present p40 and something else. My last sexual exposure had been Dec 2005. She refered me to a specialist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...something other than HIV, most likely a non-specific cross-reacting antibodies. Your HIV viral load tests, which do not rely on anti-HIV antibodies, have consistently been negative. Your oral fluid rapid test is negative. That the bands on your... Read more »
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...anxiety of one test at eight weeks, another at three months and a third at six months? What if having hepatitis C delayed HIV antibodies from presenting past the window period? Would I need to keep testing after 12 months? Is it possible... 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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...management of acute HIV infection, see Diagnosis and Management of Acute HIV Infection . A. Antibody Tests Detection of HIV antibodies is the most common method for the diagnosis of HIV infection in adults and children >18 months old.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
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...Just under 3 months ago, I had what I have been assured to be a negligible risk encounter- unprotected oral, protected vaginal with a hooker. About Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

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...occurred. For the diagnosis to be correct, however, detection depends on the use of tests that are effective in identifying HIV antibodies, and not antibodies directed to other infectious agents that may be antigenically similar. Antigens used in... Read more »

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... I tested positive on 05/06/2006 reactive ELISA twice and positive Western Blot then PCR RNA 9000cps. CD4 of 1680 and have seen Dr for last two years never had any symptoms Read more »