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Percentage of People with no symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,I read through the FAQ's and found one answer to symptoms and relative percentages. "Me again! Aug 14, 2005 Hi DOc, You responded to my initial question a few weeks back - thank you so much. You also responded to my partner who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Thanks for your question. By way of response I'll give you a short preview of my September blog for The Body. In the blog I discuss HIV-diagnostic testing. Part One is posted, and the concluding part should be up very soon."Some may... Read more »

Antibody Testing Timeframe and Percentages

I understand that a 6 month window period is recommended for HIV testing. I realize also that the majority of people will be positive by 3 months from last exposure.Testing at 6 months is almost 100% reliable. Okay, my question is this...how soon...
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
This field is still collecting data. It is very hard to find these patients and follow them with serial antibody tests. Antibody tests have been reported to be positive within 4 weeks. My guesstimate would be that 80-90% and 95-98% would be antibody... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »
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Percentage question regarding testing

Posted by Questioningone, 2 Replies
I do know that percentages don't really say anything about ones own current situation.. but I wonder if anyone do know the following (antibody test):

What percentage of infected people are thought to test positive 5 weeks after exposure?

What... Read more »

Percentage at 9 weeks!

Posted by Anonymous
Please Calm down, A test at 4 weeks is about 95% accurate and in sweden and the study done in sweden shows 99.9% accurate at 8 weeks and 99.9 or 99.99% is the best to give. I personally dont understand why it should be a big diffrence in people... Read more »

Window period percentage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here's the fact's on the window period

1 month - 50%
2 months-80%
3 months-97%
4 months->98%
5 months->99%
6 months->99.99%

These are the facts, except them or not
If you test negative @ 3 months you can be very sure you're
negative especially if it... Read more »

Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »