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Undetectable RNA Negative Antibodies

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negative after 7.5 months on antibody and multiple rna but cd8 suppressor is out of range

can i trust the results of my hiv tests after 7.5 months including several rna and dna pcr tests when my cd8 suppressor cells are out of range ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes. Absofrickinlutely.Why are you even testing CD8 suppressor cells if your HIV-antibody tests, PCR RNA and PCR DNA tests are negative/undetectable? It appears much of your testing has been extensive, excessive, and Read more »

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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a different clinic a couple of days ago and i got another antibodies test for HIV 1/2 done at the 18 week and it was negative it was the rapid blood test with the finger... Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek
...you gave to reply my questions. all antibodies do not exist in the body for life long, therefore booster dose is needed. hiv antibody is not effective at all against the virus--so, should our body carry it for life long? i mean there is no study... Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...repeatedly by hiv rna rt pcr. he had no drugs other than a specific combination of food items thrice a day for 3 months. his antibody is reducing gradually. how to find out his state........positive or negative? Read more »

THIS IS HELL

Posted by DUVCAST, 3 Replies
...is recommended to be tested at 6 months a year and then every year after , and she said there are peaple who never develops antibodies to the virus because it is always mutuaring. she said the rna pcr test are for therapy and not for diagnostic,... Read more »