Hiv Antibody Test At 8 Weeks

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Alex, your mexican friend. Mini Woo hooo, but more scared than ever.

Hi doc. I hope that you're fine, and keep doing your wonderfuly work. I really admire to you. (jajaja, i'm 100% hetero, but my girlfriend says that i'm in love with you.)Well. Now, my worries.I was a little nervous about my exposure. (brief frottage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Alex,A doctor told you HIV is "psychological" and "doesn't exist????" And that "anxiety kills antibodies and causes AIDS????" Oh my . . . that guy qualifies more as an imbecile than as a doctor. Don't let a jackass like that scare you. He... Read more »

what does "average is 25 days" mean?

Dear Dr HorwathWhen I call the CDC about hiv testing, they tell me that antibodies to HIV show up... Read more »

Am i at risk

i recently while travelling in Africa had sexual intercourse with a native woman in a highly hiv... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...of virus in the blood (the viral load ). As the immune system learns to recognize and fight HIV, B cells start to make the HIV antibodies. When an HIV test is positive, that means that HIV antibodies have been found in the blood sample. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...cells don't go overboard, and relax once their job is done.) Both killer T cells and suppressor T cells are also known as CD8 cells. Natural Killer Cells Natural killer, or NK, cells also engulf and destroy infected cells and abnormal cancerous... Read more »