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HIV transmission from a non-detectable positive

I have heard some people with HIV referred to as being "non-detectable positive". Does this mean that people can be HIV positive but have such a low viral load that they test negative? If so, can such people transmit HIV? In other words,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, You are confusing two different tests here. The tests for detecting whether or not someone is HIV-positive (ELISA tests, antibody tests, confirmatory Western Blot tests) will always remain positive in a person infected with the virus. The... Read more »

Non-detectable and HIV test

I was recently visiting friends on vacation and all of us visited a health fair where free HIV test... Read more »

Initial ICMA positive with Indeterminate Western Blot followed by a non-detectable HIV-1 RNA PCR test

Dr.I want to first thank you for having a forum like this. So here it goes...about a week and a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Use of Coronary CT Angiography to Detect Early Noncalcified Plaque in Asymptomatic HIV-Positive Patients

Two oral presentations reported on the incidence of coronary artery calcification in HIV patients. Wendy Post and colleagues from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) investigated the association of age with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High HIV Prevalence Detected in 2006 and 2007 Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in China's Largest Municipality: An Alarming Epidemic in Chongqing, China

In many large cities in China, HIV prevalence data among men who have sex with men (MSM) show striking increases in recent years. To help target HIV prevention in this population, the current study surveyed Chongqing MSM at community venues and... Read more »
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Neg EIA @ 8 wks & 'non-detectable' PCR @ 7 wks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have currently tested negative EIA (ELISA i guess, am i correct) at 8 weeks and also had a 'non-detectable' PCR at 7 weeks. the whole stuff does show some signs of hope for me. but can someone who has an idea about these help me please !!

Can I... Read more »

HIV with non B-subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are there anyone here infected with HIV1 with non-B subtype? Did you get dx by standard HIV1 antibody test? The reason I'm asking this because I may got infected in Asia and I don't know if current HIV1 antibodies test can pick it up? Thanks.

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Question on Antibody Detection

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all. 14 weeks ago, I went on a reckless spree...I'm not sure what was going through my mind but I had unprotected receptive oral sex with three men over a period of a month. None of these men ejaculated in my mouth and I don't know their HIV... Read more »

HIV Non-Progressor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My spouse who is also hiv+ is a Definate research candidate, and willing to help any Doctors who are interested.

She was diagnosed + in 2000. Only once in 5 years and quite some time ago at that, has her viral load been detectable, 100 copies.
CD4... Read more »