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What Does It Mean If You Have Negative Herpes Antibodies

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Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related opportunistic infection?2- Does having frequent recurrence of Herpes Zoster means for sure HIV infection? ( I do have Zoster for 1 year now I am 29 years old...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...zoster does not mean that a person is infected with HIV, even if they have had recurrent episodes.Since your HIV test has been negative 24 months after an exposure you are very unlikley to be infected with HIV. You should be sure to see a... Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed

To Dr. Bob,On May 31st, 2007 I went to a Massage Parlour where I received oral sex with saran wrap... Read more »
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The Stages of HIV Disease

...use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when antibodies (proteins made by the immune system in response to infection) against the virus are produced by the body... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...postulate #1, numerous studies from around the world show that virtually all AIDS patients are HIV-seropositive; that is they carry antibodies that indicate HIV infection. With regard to postulate #2, modern culture techniques have allowed the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...to get and study material from a suspected herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected... Read more »
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unprotected sex

Posted by bigmistakenow, 1 Reply
...6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both times. I know it takes 3-6 months for the body to produce antibodies. My question is, what determines the rate at which the antibodies are produced? If you are a healthy... Read more »

herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test??? Thanks, SF Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. CAN HERPES Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
...6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both times. I know it takes 3-6 months for the body to produce antibodies. My question is, what determines the rate at which the antibodies are produced? If you are a healthy... Read more »