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research on testing

Hi,Can you tell me if there is any current research taking place to develop a rapid HIV test that looks for virus instead of antibodies? I work and live in Botswana where we are learning that a lot of infections take place during the first few...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for your questions. You are correct when you say that during acute HIV infection that the HIV antibody test can be negative. In someone who contracts HIV, the antibody test usually turns positive Read more »

Re: HIV testing during acute HBV phase

Does your answer to this also apply to acute HCV and an antibody test at three months?Specifically... Read more »

HIV testing during acute HBV phase

i was in the hospital with acute hepatitis b infection. at that time i was tested for HIV with and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

... The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...multi-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain with reduced susceptibility to third-generation parenteral cephalosporins." "A rapid HIV antibody test was negative at the initial visit," the authors wrote. "We could only establish the diagnosis 14 days... Read more »
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Percent of HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...Signs and symptoms After an incubation period of a few days to a few weeks after exposure to HIV, most infected individuals present with an acute flu-like illness. Acute HIV-1 infection is a very heterogeneous syndrome and Read more »

acute syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...about the acute phase. if you have the flu/cold and you take antibiotics/flu medicine you get better. my question is with the hiv acute syndrome does the meds help you or does the acute phase end on it's own. i have been sick for about 3 weeks.... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a professor of mathematics and computer... Read more »

ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what is the difference between ars and secroconversion. thanks Read more »