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Hiv Antibody Test Negative At 5 Weeks

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HIV/HCV 6 month antibody negative 36 weeks pregnant HELP!

Dr. Bob,I had unprotected sex on December 28th 2010. I have tested 27 weeks HCV antibody negative and 30 weeks HIV antibody negative. I just need to know if that is conclusive? I am concerned about the whole co-infection between the two infections...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your negative HCV-antibody test at 27 weeks and negative HIV-antibody test at 30 weeks are both conclusive, definitive and WOO-HOO-able. No additional testing for HIV or HCV is recommended. Your fears regarding possible delayed seroconversion are... Read more »

Negative antibody test 4 years after HIV contact?

Hi Mr M.Excuse my ignorance as I am still trying to understand HIV/AIDS. A question from 16 December contained a statement whereby the patient had contracted HIV in 1994 due to tragic circumstances, yet tested negative in 1998 to HIV antibody. Is...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe standard HIV antibody test will show positive within weeks after infection in the majority of people who are infected. Although the sensitivity and specificity of this test is accurate in about 98% of people who are tested, there are rare... Read more »

4weeks - pcr at 899 copies contd . 84 days later , Antibody negative

Hello DocThanks for being there virtually, you have helped me stay stable all this time. ]Another donation on the way ..Remember my previous posting after brief unprotected oral onlyAt 4 weeks I had a DNA pcr done which came out as 899 copies.You...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I combined your two questions.Can you WOO-HOO all the way now? Absofrickinlutely! Just as I predicted, your 899 copies was indeed a false positive. I'll resist saying "see, I told you so!"Yes, you can donate blood. You are and... Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a doubt that you are the best and most dedicated out there. I've also read most of the posts on this site and am shocked at the volume of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi George,Hep A and B vaccinations do not cause false-negative HIV-antibody tests. Period. Next question! (As for the hepatitis C-delayed seroconversion story, see below.)Start WOO-HOOing. It's long overdue!Dr. BobI REALLY NEED YOU!!!!... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Test was negative at 10 weeks after hiv exposure? Can someone tell me what type of hiv test it was?

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv 4 or 5 times on July 31st. 4 days later she told me she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital that same day and got pep and took it for a month. I stopped taking it on September 9th.

I got a rapid... Read more »

Is a 6 week antibody test accurate?

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I had an accidental needle stick. Patient tested negative for HIV and positive for Hep C. My 6 week test was negative for both( test was 44 days after needle stick). My husband had a sore throat for 3 days that responded to an antibiotic shot, a... Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can knowledgable people of the forum let me know if a 12 week antibody test can be considered conclusive after 1 time high risk situation even though major symptoms persist. How much faith can be really put in a 12 week antibody test. I am aware... Read more »