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What Does It Mean If I Test Positive For Herpes Antibodies

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Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Elevated liver function tests (enzymes) and having a fatty liver (or even a chubby gallbladder) will not affect HIV-antibody test results or delay HIV seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive... Read more »

hepatitis B core antibody positive with waning titres of hepatitis Surface antibody (<9)

please advice as to what it means : My hep b results are:HBs Ag - negativeHB core antibody - positiveHB surface antibody < 9I was vaccinated for hep b in 2004 and titres in 2005 for hep b surface Ab was >100.I am asymptomatic.They are now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you had isolated hepatitis B core antibody in the past, then it makes sense that they wanted to vaccinate you to protect you from infection. It did work because your antibody titers were high (>100). Now they are low (<9) so you will need a... Read more »

People who have positive HCV antibody tests and negative viral loads

If somebody hasnt had any treatment, and his viral loads are negative that means he was exposed to the virus but now he is clean, what does it mean?The virus could shows again? Does he have to folow any special cares?Thank You for your answer...
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
In general a positive HCV antibody test and negative viral load indicates exposure and clearing of the infection. This has been reported to happen in about 20% of people exposed. It is unclear as to the probability of reemergence of active, chronic... Read more »

POSITIVE HIV 1 ANTIBODY TEST BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST

DEAR Dr.,MY TEST IS POSITIVE FOR HIV 1 ANTIBODY BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST (USING REAL TIME PCR COBAS AMPLIPREP & TAQMAN). DOES IT MEAN THAT I AM HIV NEGATIVE? AND CAN I MARRY A LADY WHO IS HIV NEGATIVE. ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,From what I understand from your question is that you have tested HIV positive and your viral load is undetectable. Being undetectable is a good place to be. If you are in care and on treatment this is where we want folks to get having an... Read more »
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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »