Longest Time For Antibodies To Show Up On Hiv Test

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Maternal HIV-antibodies

Hello, We have a one year old adoptive son from Africa whose biological mother was HIV+. His PCR HIV tests have repetedly been neg-, but is still giving a + result on the maternal HIV-antibodies. How long can the antibodies be found in his blood,...
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
...In most cases the maternal antibodies disappear within a year, but in some cases this can be longer. The exact time is difficult to determine. Read more »

hiv testing

I have had several oral sex contacts and I have been tested several time for hiv using the hiv dna by pcr test and I have been neg all times my problem is that I am have several symptoms of having hiv and I just want to know is the hiv dna test a...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The most sensitive and best screening test is the HIV antibody test. The HIV PCR for DNA is a trusted, reliable test, but is most useful for monitoring disease progression and making treatment Read more »

My boy friend told me that he is HIV positive. What test should i get, is my test sufficient.

Hi Dr. Bob, My boy friend told me four months back that he is HIV positive. He came to know that he is HIV positive though a PCR test. His antibody tests were negative. He was saying that he was using immunosuppressants for a longterm for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...therapy apparently depressed his ability to make specific antibodies, including anti-HIV antibodies. Therefore he needed an HIV test that didn't rely on antibody production such as the PCR test for diagnosis. You, on the other hand, are not on... Read more »


Hello... I got an HIV test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative. Does that mean they tested for HIV-2 also? Thank you for your time and y'all are doing a great job. BM
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Some licensed HIV antibody tests in the United States can reliably detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies and other licensed tests can only reliably detect HIV-1 Read more »
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Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...HIV-1 groups M and O, and as antibodies to HIV-2. Levels of p24 antigen increase early after initial infection, before HIV antibody is produced. Because it detects HIV-1 p24 antigen, in addition to antibodies, the ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo Assay... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea Read more »