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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Latency period for the detection of HBV and HCV antibodies

Dear Dr. Dietrich,in the case of HIV it is proposed to check for HIV antibodies 6 months after a possible exposure to be more than 99% sure.What about Hepatitis B and C?How long does it take until antibodies of that viruses can be detected?Does it...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B antibodies generally appear faster than hepatitis C antibodies usually in 6-8 weeks rather than 12-24 weeks. If you are in a hurry, it is easy to draw HCV RNA and HBV DNA by PCR, they will be positive in about 10 days after infection. DTD... Read more »

Maximum period for seroconversion detection?

Dr Holodniy.Apologies for wasting your time. I'm new to this forum and you may want to refer me to another site. My question - what (if any) is the maximum period from possible exposure to the HIV virus due to intercourse, until deteced by an...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
We have been processing this question for many people before you on this forum. Probably > 95% will have a positive ELISA after 3 months, and > 99.99% will have a positive ELISA after 6 months. The extremely rare case may develop later, but is... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your friend was "decleared" cured by an herbalist? Hmm. Another herbalist curing HIV/AIDS? And he's not on the cover of TIME magazine? What's up with that? Sorry Charlie, I don't believe it. The cure for HIV/AIDS has not... Read more »

detection of hiv infection in infants

how we will detect intrapartum,interpartum & post partum hiv infection in infants?how much it is important?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Babies can acquire HIV during gestation (in utero), during delivery (intrapartum), or after birth (post-partum; through breast feeding). Timing of infection can usually be inferred by screening test (DNA PCR) results. A positive DNA PCR at birth... 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 »

why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »

Antibody detection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there any way you can test negative after 6 month period and have hiv or aids in your body? Could a person just start to show OI'S and not produce antibodies to hiv virus? Thanks for your answers. GOD Bless all.

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How soon would antibodies be detectable after ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I believe I went through ARS in December, my test in March was negetive. Would antibodies start immediately after ARS?
I have heard that HIV does not wait to infect so why does the window period last so long? My test was exactly 96 days after... Read more »