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How Long Can A Person Have Hiv Before Being Tested Positive

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What Is HIV?

...when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until 1982, and the virus now known as HIV wasn't identified as the cause of AIDS until 1984. Related Links Overviews Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS What Is AIDS? What's the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? The Stages of HIV Disease The HIV Life Cycle (Illustration and Explanations) How HIV Damages the Immune System The Global HIV/AIDS...
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hiv detective

Dr. Bob,First off I want to thank you for making me the absolutely most informed patient my OBGYN has ever had! I don't think they thank you but who cares. I now go to my appts with knowledge and understanding. (more knowledge about this than they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seroconversion, a repeat WB a month later would show a definitive positive reaction.If indeed you have conflicting results on a variety of HIV-antibody tests, I would recommend you get a qualitative HIV DNA PCR test. Although not recommended for... Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...used by clinicians to determine whether antiretroviral medications are working to suppress viral replication in HIV-infected persons taking medication. In fact, the viral load test is NOT an FDA-approved method of testing for the presence of HIV... Read more »

HIV VIRUS

Is it possible to conduct a medical test and confirm for how long a patient contact or living with the HIV virus?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...infection in an approxiamte way based on when a person was potentially exposed and/or when they developed a syndrome of acute HIV infection. Beyond this, we can sometimes do a "detuned" or less sensitive HIV antibody test. If this is negative... Read more »

How long after can Hiv be detected

HI. I've been with my husbsnd for 7 years now and I had a child 3 years ago. When I was pregnant, I had gotten tested for hiv and it came back negative. If i would have gotten hiv from my husband, who was my first when we started,Would hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The HIV test is a test for antibodies against the virus. The body responds to HIV infection by producing antibodies, which are detectable Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...stigma. Don't settle for, "You're lucky, this is the best time to get diagnosed" or "You should have known better." There are many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) that offer support and information to HIV-positive people. You will be able to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...I have reading and found this A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 2 Replies
...will be the future findings": a. rna test.......? b. western blot test.....? c. elisa test....? ( if positive: how long the antibody will remain positive in the body? ) Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »