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Once Infected By The Virus Will A Person Test Positive For Hiv Antibodies

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HIV Antibodies

I am confused about HIV antibodies...why do they not offer protection in the individual who has the virus? Isn't that what antibodies are meant to do? I asked a previous question about maternal HIV antibodies; why are they not protective for the...
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
...Because the HIV antibodies that are made by the immune system are not efficient in trapping and containing the virus. This is not the case with measles Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »

hiv antibodies

during actue hiv infection or serconversion in people that devople symptoms does that means the... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...Western Blot. Standard antibody tests are most commonly administered on blood, although federal authorities have also approved HIV antibody tests in oral fluids and urine. The two-step, standard antibody tests are highly accurate, with only a... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...use in the United States.(1) A common feature of all varieties of ELISA is the use of enzyme conjugates that bind to specific HIV antibody, and substrates/chromogens that produce color in a reaction catalyzed by the bound enzyme conjugate. The... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...generation tests are more accurate than what the 13 week nazis are still saying. The Elisa test out there right now can detect HIV Antibodies in 21 days making the window 3-5 weeks but what will the 13 week nazis say about the newer test coming... Read more »

Explain the whole antibody thing to me....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...there, correct? It doesn't just pick a spot and hang out for a few months undetected. That would be impossible. I agree some people may test sooner than others. But I would think logically only a week or two difference....not months!??! One... Read more »