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How Soon Can Hiv Be Detected

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How is HIV detected

Why is the persons HIV status meassured on HIV antibodies present and not on the viral load? Why is this not done for other diseases?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The tests that detect HIV antibodies are the most effective screening tests. They have very high levels of sensitivity and specificity, and they are very Read more »

HIV Detected During Surgery

A couple of friends and I were debating a question: Can HIV be detected if you have major surgery... Read more »

HIV detection & hepatitis B vaccine

I would like to know during the course of taking Hep B vaccination, could the HIV antibodies would... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Times Examines Test Aimed at Detecting Potential HIV/AIDS Vaccines

... The London Times on Monday examined a test that aims to identity the "best potential AIDS vaccine from among other less promising products." According to the Times , early results from the test indicate that it can Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Akron AIDS Collaborative Stresses Prevention, Detection of HIV, AIDS

... Activists looking back at the 15-year history of the Akron AIDS Collaborative (AAC) see a microcosm of the HIV epidemic. The AIDS service organization came into being as the Akron Brother Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Qualitative Nucleic Acid Test Intended for HIV Detection

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Officials Identify Several People Who Might Have Related Strain of Rare HIV Detected Last Month

...strain. This combination of highly drug-resistant HIV and rapid progression to AIDS had not been identified before ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 3/29). City health department officials would not say exactly how many patients had been... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... 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 »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks 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 Read more »