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Hiv Antibody Test A Person Has Antibodies Means Hiv

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Antibodies?

I'm sorry doctor to bother you. I know you mention to search the archives but sometimes a question is not answered or answered clearly in the archives, like this one. When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies does this mean...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...against germs that invade the body, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc. The HIV-antibody test searches for anti-HIV antibodies. If they are found, it is evidence the person is infected with HIV, because their immune system... Read more »

hiv antibodies

during actue hiv infection or serconversion in people that devople symptoms does that means the... Read more »

test too late?

should a person consider the possibility that he/she may stop producing antibodies after years of... Read more »
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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) Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...take. Myths About HIV Tests The myth: "The 'AIDS test' can't be trusted." The reality : The 'AIDS test' measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV Counseling and Testing

...medical care may delay the onset of AIDS and prevent some life-threatening conditions. A Negative Result This means that no HIV antibodies were found in your blood. However, there is still a possibility of being infected, since it can take up... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...(antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

Tested negative on Day 32

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...recently tested negative on Day 32 after a potentially risky sexual encounter. I know that it usually takes up to 3 months for HIV antibodies to be detectable, but does a negative result at Day 32 mean anything? I did read that the average... Read more »

All About HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV. However, when people say "HIV test", they are usually referring to a standard antibody test. When having a standard HIV antibody test, there must be at least six weeks time between the time a person was last at risk for contracting HIV... Read more »