If Your Status Is Undetectable, Will You Test HIV Negative?
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,No, an undetectable viral load will not change the results of an HIV antibody test. These are two very different tests that measure two very different things.HIV tests (ELISA and Western Blot assays) are serologic tests, tests that look for... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillHi and shared congrats on the Tar Heels victory (although, for someone with a Y chromosone I am a most pathetic sports fan).Your question is a good one. The HIV tests used for general diagnosis of infection detect antibodies that the body makes in... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Nope! If your sister's fianc is HIV infected, he will continue to test HIV positive, even if his HIV plasma viral load (a totally different type of test) is driven down to "undetectable" levels by combination antiretroviral... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesIs it possible to relax in the bedroom? If you're in a long term mixed status relationship is there a point where you ever quit worrying about getting it? Help please Read more »
Posted by Vasyl, 2 RepliesHello!
I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »
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