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How Much Antibodies Have To Be With You In Order To Detect Hiv

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What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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No detectable antibodies

How do you get a doctor to order a PCR test when he won't even order anymore antibody test for you? I know I have hiv for it is the only thing that describes my very serious very severe symptoms but my body is for some reason not producing...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Actually, this does not sound like HIV at all. That your antibody test is negative further confirms that you do not have this virus. If you want to spend the money for an RNA test, I am sure someone will let you. It will be undetectable. After that,... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your friend was "decleared" cured by an herbalist? Hmm. Another herbalist curing HIV/AIDS? And he's not on the cover of TIME magazine? What's up with that? Sorry Charlie, I don't believe it. The cure for HIV/AIDS has not... Read more »

Hiv Antibodies Detection

Hello, I read on the web that an individual can sometime not develop hiv antibodies for a very long period than the six months and recommended to test every six months for some years!!. My question is, 1) if a person does not develop antibodies then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read on the Web that it is "recommended to test every six months for some years!"???? Hmm . . . well, I read on the Web that Dubya had absolutely nothing to do with going to war against the wrong country; the loss of trillions of... Read more »

HIV Antibodies; will a blood count detect them?

If one is HIV positive the body will, after 6 months develop antibodies, right? So, If one has a complete blood count with a differential well over 8 months after a possible exposure and there are no indications of any abnormal...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A complete blood count with a differential looks at the white blood cells (used to fight off infections), red cells (used to carry oxygen), and platelets (used to help stop bleeding); it also determines the proportion of each type of blood cell.... Read more »
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HIV antibodies - always detectable?

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
I've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no... Read more »

Anitbiotics and Detectable Antibodies

Posted by une_fille, 3 Replies
Would taking an anitbiotic delay the production of detectable HIV antibodies? I took an antibiotic (metranidozole) for three days during Week 2 to clear up bacterial vaginosis.

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How soon would antibodies be detectable after ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I believe I went through ARS in December, my test in March was negetive. Would antibodies start immediately after ARS?
I have heard that HIV does not wait to infect so why does the window period last so long? My test was exactly 96 days after... Read more »

Antibody detection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there any way you can test negative after 6 month period and have hiv or aids in your body? Could a person just start to show OI'S and not produce antibodies to hiv virus? Thanks for your answers. GOD Bless all.

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