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Immune Deficiency And Antibody Test At 6 Months

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...1994;43(RR-12):1). In many developing countries, where diagnostic facilities may be minimal, healthcare workers use a World Health Organization (WHO) AIDS case definiton based on the presence of clinical signs associated with immune deficiency and the exclusion of other known causes of immunosuppression, such as cancer or malnutrition. An expanded WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection,...
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Hello Doctor,I recently asked a question on an AIDS hotline regarding the antibody test. I have had some very trouble symptoms and am quite concerned that my immune system is damaged. I asked whether, some 6 months after an exposure, a person,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...antibody test. An HIV RNA PCR test (which detects the presence of the virus and not antibodies) would most likely be positive 6 months after an exposure if HIV infection were present and would not be affected by a damaged immune system.MH Read more »

Praying you where not wrong Dr Bob

Ok Dr Bob now I am freaking out again I just got a call from the Immunology Dept of all children's Hospital and they think I might have PCP they want copies of all 9 elisa and both viral load tests I got along with a copy of the NAT taken over 22...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antinuclear antibody (ANA) and persistently elevated white blood cell count, plus recurrent sinusitis or other problems suggestive of immune deficiency, you should be evaluated by a clinical immunologist or rheumatologist. Many things other than... Read more »

Please help me!!!!Scared!

Dear Dr.Please help me ! How likely or possible is it that one is HIV infected given anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, oral thrush, nausea, fever and fatigue, the last 4 persisting for 6 months (having started 4 weeks after possible...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Negative HIV antibody tests out to 6 months are considered very conclusive that you do not have HIV. Anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia mean that something is suppressing Read more »

Parvovirus B19

Dear Robert,after living 2 months of hell after risky exposure and 2 negative ELISA at 6 nad 8 weeks, I have now been diagnosed with Parvovirus b19.In your knoweldge, how likely is it that this virus would give similar ars symptoms as HIV? Or could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your chances of being infected with HIV are quite low. Since you had a "risky exposure," I would suggest one more test at 6 months, just to be absolutely sure. As for contracting the 2 viruses simultaneously, this is possible only through blood... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...found for replicating the effects of HIV in humans. Early studies in rabbits and other rodents (such as the severe combined immune deficiency [SCID]-hu mouse model) yield important data regarding immune responses to investigational vaccines and... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...person or with someone whose HIV status is unknown -- should consider being tested. 8 So what is AIDS? AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a condition that describes an advanced stage of HIV infection. In AIDS, the virus has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (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... Read more »
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More info

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...for more info. the event took place on 2 November 09, and I know because he used to be thin, now he has lypodystrophy, nine month pregnant belly, buffalo hump on back, plus he used to be an idu. Lets say I am 99.9 sure his is pos. Also he is... Read more »

10 yrs to find out?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
my mom told me it can take up to 10 yrs to find out you are +. is that true? i'm scared i had very risky unprotected sex. if i have a blood hiv test done, how long after exposure will it take for me to find out. please help? Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This virus destroys the body's ability to fight off illness, and is the cause of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). more from New Mexico AIDS InfoNet Why Should I Be Tested? - The Benefits of Knowing Immune... Read more »

22 months of negative tests but still positive

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies checked for esophical thrush since I have recurring oral thrush. Is it at all possible this illness is in fact hiv and 22 months of testing did not show up. I mean are there any strains that the test would not pick up. I only really fear for... Read more »