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Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ingesting golden showers, even in large quantities, from an HIV-positive buddy would not affect the results of your HIV-antibody test. Generally speaking chronic hepatitis B would not cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. It's worth noting... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be... Read more »

HIV Antibodies

I am confused about HIV antibodies...why do they not offer protection in the individual who has the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify Antibodies That Keep HIV From Entering Cells

"Researchers report that they've gained more insight into how the body fights off HIV, a finding that offers a possible new avenue toward a vaccine against the virus, which causes AIDS," HealthDay /MSN reports. "The researchers found four kinds... Read more »
Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have for the first time isolated an important antibody in human serum that could potentially play a key role in the design of an AIDS vaccine. The research appears as a highlighted feature online in the... Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

...the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High Incidence of HIV Infection." 1 Essentially, this is a summary of... Read more »
California Institute of Technology

Caltech Scientists Show Why Anti-HIV Antibodies Are Ineffective at Blocking Infection

...researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), it's at least partly due to the fact that our body's natural HIV antibodies simply don't have a long enough reach to effectively neutralize the viruses they are meant to target.... Read more »
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HIV antibodies - always detectable?

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
I've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no... Read more »

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 »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be Read more »