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How Long Do Antibody Tests Take

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How long can antibodies be detected?

Dear Dr. McGowan,Would a person's HIV antibody level still be high enough to detect on a standard screening ELISA if the infection started 10-12 years ago? My exposures were high risk, unprotected, with someone who I just recently found out was HIV+...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear wondering:Antibodies to HIV can and usually will persist for life after infection. The immune system maintains antibody levels to protect itself Read more »

No antibodies and no symptoms: For how long?

Hi. Is it possible for a person to continually test negative for HIVantibodies and yet remain... Read more »

Hepatitis Testing and HIV

Dr. McGovern, I received a hepatitis b antibody test ~19 weeks after a potentially risky encounter.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibodies Present in Long-Term HIV Survivors Could Contribute to Vaccine Development, Study Says

...author of the study -- said his research aimed to harness natural mechanisms to target HIV rather than use synthetically produced antibodies, some of which have failed in earlier HIV vaccine trials. For the study, Rockefeller University... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...The Evolution of HIV Screening: Faster, Easier Testing Twenty-five years after the development of the first test to detect antibodies to HIV, an impressive battery of technologies exists for diagnosing HIV infection. These advances have reduced... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...available. "Traditional" blood antibody tests: These tests were first developed in 1985 and were the first HIV tests available. If antibodies are being produced in the body, these tests can easily find them. These tests are widely available... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

...viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory,... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after Read more »

Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test? And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I Read more »