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Hiv Antibody Test Negative At 5 Weeks

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Very interesting hiv question

I will donate - Sorry that I originally posted to the wrong forum.I have a very intersting hiv question for you. Is it possible for someone to have 9 months of symptoms following a recent hiv infection? Since March 2010, I have had the following...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Persistent symptoms for nine months is not consistent with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).A negative HIV-antibody test at 6.5 weeks is encouraging, but not definitive. HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered... Read more »

I am Still worry after test.

Hi Doctor Bob.My Nick name is Kontum .I come from Viet Nam 3 years Ago (So Sorry about My english).... Read more »

Liver and Hiv

Hi Doctor Bob.Thank You very much For your recent Answer , may i happy And start sex with my wife... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...if the mother takes combination ARV therapy (ART). The rate is also about 2% when the mother takes AZT during the last 10-12 weeks of her pregnancy, the mother takes a single dose of nevirapine (see Fact Sheet 431 ) during labor, and the newborn... 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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...syphilis anti-body delay in the formation on anti-body for HIV. As my test results came out +ve for VDRL but -ve for HIV in week 5. Would like to know if this is possible that I might have HIV too??? regards Read more »

5 and a half week test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it considered unusual for a 5 and a half negative hiv antibody test to become positive at 12 weeks? Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that... Read more »