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How Much Antibodies Must Develop To Be Detected By An Hiv Test

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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 »

Antibodies detectable in presence of HIV rash?

Dear Doctor,Are antibodies immediately detectable when a newly infected person develops a rash?To summarize, I am male who has sex with females:Nov 28 - Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 4- Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 10...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You had no risk for HIV infection that I can see here. You used a condom.HIV antibodies are detected about 12 weeks after exposure that led to infection. The rash associated with acute infection could develop before 12 weeks. In my opinion, you have... 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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Question on Antibody Detection

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all. 14 weeks ago, I went on a reckless spree...I'm not sure what was going through my mind but I had unprotected receptive oral sex with three men over a period of a month. None of these men ejaculated in my mouth and I don't know their HIV... Read more »

about detection of antibody

Posted by jamessc80, 1 Reply
Hi guys, just some quick question, is that possible to find out your status if the symptoms have been appearing for a while?

I am about 8 weeks from possible exposure , and I always have nerve pain and achy muscle for weeks, I got tested for a few... Read more »

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 »

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 »