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Immune Deficiency And Antibody Test At 6 Months

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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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CMV in immune deficient person

I have functional antibody deficiency and am on subcutaneous immunoglobulin. For the past few months have had bad swollen glands and fatigue and fever. My consultant says my viral tests show high CMV IgM antibodies (no IgG antibodies). However, he...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You should wait until your CMV IgM is negative and you have developed CMV IgG antibodies.... Read more »

autoimmune disorder, immune deficiency, hiv results. resubmitted from fatigue and anemia

hi doctor, i am very stressed about this whole thing that has come up. i have been tested at 4 months for hiv and i am negative but at the same time i have g6pd deficiency which is a hemolytic anemia type. my question is that is it a auto immune...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.G6PD deficiency would not affect HIV test results.Dr. Bob... Read more »

auto immunedisorder, immune deficiency, and results

hi doctor,i am very stressed about this whole thing that has come up. i have been tested at 4 months for hiv and i am negative but at the same time i have g6pd deficiency which is a hemolytic anemia type. my question is that is it a auto immune...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

HIV Testing with Immune Deficiency?

I wanted to ask a question (I think this is the most relevant forum to ask it in) about HIV Testing. I found a couple of similar questions on this forum, but my situation is a bit different so I thought I would ask again... I am an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with your immunologist: Tests that rely on production of specific antibodies would not be accurate in someone with hypogammaglobulinemia severe enough to warrant IVIG infusions on a regular basis. I would recommend an "HIV DNA PCR... Read more »
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Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning... Read more »

Elisa antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Doctors claim that the Elisa antibody test is 99.9% accurate unless you are in a high risk group and your symptoms are clinicly suggestive of hiv infection.

In other words, the test is not accurate at all. Risk groups and symptoms should have nothing... Read more »