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How Long Does It Take For Hiv Antibodies To Convert Into Your Blood

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COULD I BE CONVERTING FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
TODAYS AGO I FOUND MY SELF AT THE HOSPITAL, THEY WERE TELLING ME I HAD VIRAL SYNDROM, FROM A VIRAL ILNESS. THEY WERE ONABLE TO TELL ME WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME. GAVE ME SOME MEDISION FOR MT STOMACH AND SENT ME ON MY WAY.
IF MY BLOOD IS CONVERTING, WHEN... Read more »

Anyone convert after 3mo?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if anyone seroconverted at three months, if so what kinda symptoms did you get.. I have been ill and refuse to see a doctor until I can rule out HIV.. My symptoms started at around three months after exposure and I was wondering if... Read more »

SERO converted Child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
we are a heterosexual couple looking to adopt a child thru the state of nj. one of the special needs type of child is a sero converted child. can anyone provide any insight as to what this is and what the chances are that a child born with HIV may... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

symptoms vs. antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
If one has symptoms shortly after exposure, and it is indeed HIV, would antibodies then show up on a test even if it hasn't beed very long? Or will it take antibodies a while to show up even weeks after the related symptoms?

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can perinatally HIV exposed infant testing negative, convert to positive

We have an adopted child whose birth mother was in an extremely high risk catagory for HIV. We know she had a history of prostitution and IV drug use. The baby tested positive for hepatitis a,b,& c but has since cleared those antibodies and is...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Most antibodies in babies' blood at birth are passed to them from their mothers over the last trimester of pregnancy. Therefore, antibodies alone can not be used to determine the HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C infection status of a baby and... Read more »

Converting After One Year- Resubmitted from Fatigue and Anaemia

Hi Dr Bob, I am a little concerned over something. I was tested for HIV doing a blood test at 5 months after exposure then again at 7 months, both were negative. However, the person I was with developed a severe flu like illness after a few times of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Charlotte,There's an old saying in medical school: "when you hear hoof steps, think horses, not zebras!" In other words, extremely rare things, like being trampled by a herd of zebras while living in downtown Manhattan, are... Read more »

Converting After One Year

Hi Dr Bob,I am a little concerned over something.I was tested for HIV doing a blood test at 5 months after exposure then again at 7 months, both were negative.However, the person I was with developed a severe flu like illness after a few times of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

convert life insurance from group to individual

I may infected with HIV during a blood drawn when i increase my life insurance during open enrollment period of the university. I began to have symtoms of peripheral neuropathy one month after blood drawn and it's getting severe. I will move to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you convert your group insurance to an individual policy, as long as you keep it in force by paying the premiums (i.e., you don't let the policy lapse), if you were to die, your beneficiary would be entitled to the death beneftit, regardless... Read more »
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Antibodies Present in Long-Term HIV Survivors Could Contribute to Vaccine Development, Study Says

HIV-positive people who do not develop AIDS and do not require antiretroviral medication could provide insight for new strategies in vaccine development, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature , London's Independent ... Read more »
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HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Antibody tests can now be done on blood,... Read more »
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Opinion: Converting "Moral Entitlements" Into Life-Long AIDS Treatment Commitments

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NIH Scientists Create New Tool for Identifying Powerful HIV Antibodies

What A team of NIH scientists has developed a new tool to identify broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) capable of preventing infection by the majority of HIV strains found around the globe, an advance that could help speed HIV vaccine research.... Read more »