How Long May It Take Before You Produce A Positive Antibody Test For Hiv
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Posted by AnonymousHi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »
Posted by chris8178, 2 RepliesCould you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?
I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.
I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »
Posted by veryscared1, 2 RepliesI have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIf 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 think... Read more »
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesA person generally develops a detectable level of antibodies within one month of infection; it is possible that a person could take as long as three months, and rare for a person to take six months or longer. For this reason, an antibody test is... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThis case was extremely rare. This patient had been infected for many years, prior to coming to medical attention and was at end stage. It is likely that when he had early infection, if he had been tested, it would have been positive.... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your questions and comments.It is always important to remember that in medicine, nothing is ever absoluteor 100%. As for the 6 month period of time to show antibodies, although morethan 99% of infected persons will show positive by... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello UK-Guy again,Your 5.5-month negative HIV test is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. The chance of clerical error or not producing enough antibodies to be detected is beyond remote. However, if you don't... Read more »
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Researchers Retract Key Finding in Study of HIV-Positive Long-Term Survivors Published 16 Months AgoDr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York and colleagues in the Jan. 23 issue of the journal Science retracted the key finding of a study of HIV-positive long-term survivors that identified a family of proteins that block... Read more »
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