How Long Antibodies Will Stay In Blood Of Hiv Positive
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 HIV-2 positive. HIV-2 is a human... Read more »
Brown UniversityCongratulations on not using heroin for 2 years, I hope you feel proud of yourself. The positive hep C antibody test means that you have been exposed to hepatitis C. This is very common among people who injected drugs. This does not mean that you... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineThe first thing you need to do is start using protection when you have sex. This protects you and others from further spread of HIV infection. You can repeat the test as much as you like, but the test does not protect you from infection.When someone... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position of the US FDA has been up... Read more »
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Posted by phillyeagles, 1 ReplyWhat is the percentage of people who will have detectable antibodies in their blood 7 weeks after exposure? Read more »
Posted by magnum, 1 ReplyI have delayed getting tested for 10 years.
I am a black male. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Atlanta, and contracted gonorrhea in 1999.
One week later I got the worst sore throat I ever had.
Four years later, I got post nasal drip from... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »
Posted by dmvcc99, 1 ReplyForgive 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 Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »
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