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What Does It Mean To Have Herpes Antibodies

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Hiv Antibodies,Herpes and Drugs

HEllo Dr. Kull, I realise you are indeed a busy man btu If you coul dplease answer my question it woule truly be much appreciated as I've searched the Web and this website and have found no information concerning my question. I may have been...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unlikely that sexually transmitted infections or recreational drug use would have any effect on the accuracy of the HIV antibody test. False negatives are almost always caused by testing within the window period or human error (autoimmune... Read more »

Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...To see if you're infected with an OI, your blood might be tested for antigens (pieces of the germ that causes the OI) or for antibodies (proteins made by the immune system to fight the germs). If the antigens are found, it means you're infected. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...Researchers think that substances that can inhibit these (and similar) growth factors can also slow down the growth of KS. Monoclonal antibodies: These drugs are produced through genetic engineering. Their names end in "-mab," such as... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...it in a laboratory. HSV infections can be diagnosed between outbreaks by the use of a blood test. Blood tests, which detect antibodies to HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection, can be helpful, although the results are not always clear-cut. Is there a... 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 Read more »

herpes?

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

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 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. Read more »