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How Long To Detect Hiv Antibodies Uk

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...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 reported, it is confirmed by another test...
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HIV RNA and HIV ANTIBODY

hello doctor,i am a student of prophetic medicine.i research on the cure of hiv/aids.i request your comment on the following sequences plz:1. a person was detected hiv+ through hiv antibody test(positive), western blot test (positive)and hiv RNA...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...stimulated to make antibodies when it is exposed to the parts of the virus (called antigens). When the virus particles are no longer present (being suppressed by the treatment) the antibody count and the HIV-specific activity of the immune... Read more »

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 after exposure to an infection. Chronic infections such as HIV are most likely to maintain... Read more »

Dr. Conway, I never had any chronic illness. So is my antibody test reliable? Thank You.

Dr. Conway, I have a question, I could not search any post on this.Aug 16, 2007 Dr. Conway, I have HPA suppression due to the medications which I used for a long time, and which I was not supposed to use for a long time. I am not on any kind of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The HIV antibody tests that are currently available are extremely reliable. In almost all circumstances other than a disease that clearly impairs Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...which is why babies born very prematurely have very low levels of mothers antibodies. All HIV infected women will transfer their HIV antibodies to their babies but only 1 out of 4 babies will also be infected with the virus at the time of birth[... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...pregnancy, but usually happens just before or during delivery. The baby is more likely to be infected if the delivery takes a long time. During delivery, the newborn is exposed to the mother's blood. An HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...York and California, and retrospective examination of frozen blood samples from a U.S. cohort of gay men showed the presence of HIV antibodies as early as 1978, but not before then. Subsequently, in every region, country and city where AIDS has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...(antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...general antibodies are generated by the person's immune system and are meant to fight the infection. Only, very unfortunately, HIV antibodies can't kill the virus and cure the HIV-positive person. Otherwise our planet would be free of this cursed... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...occurred. For the diagnosis to be correct, however, detection depends on the use of tests that are effective in identifying HIV antibodies, and not antibodies directed to other infectious agents that may be antigenically similar. Antigens used in... Read more »

chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...test to cover everyone. Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary. Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing: Time Accuracy 2 weeks50% 3 weeks75% 4 weeks95% 6 weeks99% 3... Read more »