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Hiv Positive But No Antibodies In Blood

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Blood donation 1992, tested positive to HIV2 antibodies

Told I can no longer donate blood, should I be getting any treatments? protection? Am I contageous to anyone? Will I be sick?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you have been notified that you tested positive for HIV-2 antibodies following a blood donation, you should seed consultation with an HIV specialist. He or she will need to confirm if you are indeed Read more »

Can antibody tests detect HIV hidden in white blood cells?

I read an article in the paper the other day that said that it's been found that HIV hides in... Read more »

HIV Antibodies; will a blood count detect them?

If one is HIV positive the body will, after 6 months develop antibodies, right? So, If one has a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...Performed on Each Unit of Donated Blood * (Source: American Red Cross) Disease Test Year Implemented HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS HIV- I Antibody test 1985 HIV-1/2 Antibody test 1992 HIV-I p24 Antigen test 1996... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Rapid INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test

... On November 29, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTIā„¢ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in human... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA)... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Read more »

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Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...have the applicant sign a consent form. In New York State, people cannot be denied health insurance because they have HIV or AIDS. Why is it recommended that all pregnant women have an HIV test? HIV can be passed from mother to child during... Read more »

HIV WBA TESTING

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...than hiv1 regular test) is effective for checking for hiv? Is there such a thing as testing the blood for hiv rather than hiv antibodies? Thanks for your help. Read more »