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How Long Can The Hiv Hide In Your Body Before Being Detected

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Will person experiencing ARS HAS Detectable Anti bodies in the body (ELISA)? Another question inside which will help everyone in this forum!

Hi Dr, just a very simple question because i have been tested at the 4 weeks mark. I read from CDC that average for detection to occur is as early as 4 weeks.Ok, (1) Will elisa test pick up antibodies when someone is going through ARS (Rash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Even if the "average" for detection was as early as four weeks, as you suggest, "average" is certainly a long way from absolute. "Average" would still miss a significant number of people who ultimately will test... 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... Read more »

can HIV hide in your body for 10years

hi dr i was expose to hiv by my partner who never told me his status,i find out accidentally... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Study How HIV Hides in Body

An existing drug used to fight a parasite could prove useful in flushing dormant HIV out of the bloods macrophage cells, where existing AIDS drugs cannot penetrate, a new study suggests. Macrophages engulf and digest debris and pathogens in the... Read more »
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Resistant HIV Quickly Hides in Infants' Cells

New evidence shows that drug-resistant virus passed from mother-to-child can quickly establish itself in infants' CD4+ T cells where it can hide for years, likely limiting their options for future treatment. The study is published in the May 15... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Finds HIV "Hides From Drugs for Years"

A study of 40 patients on long-term standard HIV therapy found low levels of dormant virus, confirming that patients must take HIV drugs indefinitely and suggesting that any breaks run the risk of reviving the infection. Dr. Sarah Palmer of the US... Read more »

In HIV-Infected Women, Prevalence, Diversity, Persistence and Detection of New HPV Infection Is Greater in the Anus Than in the Cervix

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PCR/ELISA & "Hiding HIV"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested negative on a standard ELISA test AND a DNA PCR test at almost 5 months post-exposure. The results were negative. Nevertheless, joint and node pain continues. I can't stop thinking that HIV is somehow hiding in my nodes and thus escaping... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships".

I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

DUDE - the "hiding" issue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
DUDE and others -
Someone raised the question of HIV's ability to "hide" in lymph nodes. I've seen other questions on some of the boards about this issue. What is the bottom line here? Can HIV hide. If yes, what are the implications for... Read more »

Question: Does HIV hide?

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I have a question I hope you guys will answer for me. Does HIV hide in the lymphnodes or somewhere in the body after the window period and does HIV anti-bodies stop developing once HIV hides?

Is HIV anti-bodies ALWAYS present after the... Read more »