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How Long May It Take Before You Produce A Positive Antibody Test For Hiv

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is...
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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
...so sensitive that a false-positive test is a very real concern. Furthermore, in most cases, antibody tests are sufficient to test for HIV because HIV has been present long enough to be detected. Certainly, we have learned in recent months that a... Read more »

Maternal HIV-antibodies

Hello, We have a one year old adoptive son from Africa whose biological mother was HIV+. His PCR HIV tests have repetedly been neg-, but is still giving a + result on the maternal HIV-antibodies. How long can the antibodies be found in his blood,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...In most cases the maternal antibodies disappear within a year, but in some cases this can be longer. The exact time is difficult to determine. Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

Does H1N1 vaccine interfere with HIV tests?

Back in June I had unprotected sex. I also in Sept heavily made out with a girl after a night of drinking...I know based on reading the archives no risk from kissing. On 12 Oct, I took a Home Access Express HIV test that was negative. Being the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that I had a flu shot when I went to the doctor on Dec. 2. I have read here and other places that there can be some reaction on HIV tests. I want to get this test over with so badly and move on with my life. But I also don't want to take the risk... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...antibody tests 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...mother's antibodies are passed to the baby. This does not mean the baby is infected. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV tests. Another test, similar to the HIV viral load test (See Fact Sheet 125 , Viral Load Tests), can be used to... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV Counseling and Testing

...these groups: Immigrants entering the US and inmates of Federal prisons. Where Can I Get Tested for HIV? Many places offer HIV testing, including local health departments, private doctors' offices, university health services, hospitals,... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR 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 for Polymerase 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 for Polymerase Read more »

Syntoms without Elisa test positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been reading some texts and i have read lots of times that there are people with HIV, that remain soronegative for long periods without Elisa tests get positive. I dont understand well, but is there any reason for this to occur, is there... Read more »