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Negative Antibody Test At 2 Weeks

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4weeks - pcr at 899 copies contd . 84 days later , Antibody negative

Hello DocThanks for being there virtually, you have helped me stay stable all this time. ]Another donation on the way ..Remember my previous posting after brief unprotected oral onlyAt 4 weeks I had a DNA pcr done which came out as 899 copies.You...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed a false positive. I'll resist saying "see, I told you so!"Yes, you can donate blood. You are and have always been HIV negative.I agree HIV-awareness-and-education programs are shamefully lacking in this country. That's one reason why the... Read more »

Hepatitis Testing and HIV

Dr. McGovern, I received a hepatitis b antibody test ~19 weeks after a potentially risky encounter.... Read more »

Final Word on the DNA PCR

Doc,With a person who has a severe autoimmune disease (lupus) and has all the symptoms of HIV after... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
The Body

The Alphabet Soup of Immune Control: ADCC Antibodies, (Memory) B-Cells, Elite Controllers and Exposed Sero-Negatives -- Will They Amount to Z?

...relatively clean slate with all of the science just 6 years ago, right after I enrolled into my first clinical research study. Next week will mark the 18th anniversary of my diagnosis, and it's a privilege to share this time with you. This blog... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV... Read more »
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When to test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could a test at two weeks possibly show results? Are there tests that will show results faster than others? I know I will not get a conclusive result until Read more »


Posted by T_BOOGIE, 1 Reply
...I had a minor exposure. and 2 weeks later I got real sick, it just felt like something was running thru my body, I had flu like symptoms and swollen lmyphs. I have Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...start producing antibodies? During initial infection, during ARS, or after ARS? I tested negative around 60 days - about 3 weeks past my ARS period. I would assume that by this time, I would have enough antibodies produced to show on an ELISA... Read more »


Posted by bura, 2 Replies
..."negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection." If the antibody test can be negative for 2 to 6 months, then how did the 13 weeks conclusive test came about? Sigh.....i have never read the materials in the except the forum and ask the... Read more »