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Very interesting hiv question

I will donate - Sorry that I originally posted to the wrong forum.I have a very intersting hiv question for you. Is it possible for someone to have 9 months of symptoms following a recent hiv infection? Since March 2010, I have had the following...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is and is not HIV infected. Persistent symptoms for nine months is not consistent with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).A negative HIV-antibody test at 6.5 weeks is encouraging, but not definitive. HIV-antibody tests taken before the... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen... Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...take. Myths About HIV Tests The myth: "The 'AIDS test' can't be trusted." The reality : The 'AIDS test' measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(i.e., in only a few cases ever ), a person may take six months to produce antibodies. To be certain of your HIV status, take an HIV antibody test three months or longer after you were exposed to the virus. For even greater certainty, get tested... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial screening showed "reaction" and was positive but no HIV antibodies were found in my blood. I am aware of the "window" period and that this can happen. However, my Dr.... Read more »

Unprotected oral is not risk-free!

Posted by SuperAnxious, 4 Replies
...he did not ejaculate in my mouth. 2. 2nd exposure on 5/22/09 I performed oral sex on male with unknown status (he was tested negative in 01/2009 and have primarily engage in insertive oral sex) - no ejaculation in my mouth but I did let him go... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that... Read more »