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HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test 13 weeks post possible exposure conclusive?

Hi there Dr Jacques. I had this HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test last week and it came out Non Reactive. Basing from the time frame of 13 weeks post exposure, do you think this test is conclusive? ...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I am not qualified to answer medical or transmission questions. My specialty is benefits and workplace issues. I am not a doctor. When in doubt, get tested.... Read more »

HIV Antibodies and other antibodies

I have been told that when someone has antibodies to a virus, he is protected or immune against that specific virus. And that normally vaccines work in this way, provoking an antibody reaction in the blood. However, this does not seem to be the case...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.When a person produces antibodies against a given infection, sometimes thoseantibodies are successful at getting rid of an infection, and sometimes not. Certain antibodies work well against some diseases (such as... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your friend was "decleared" cured by an herbalist? Hmm. Another herbalist curing HIV/AIDS? And he's not on the cover of TIME magazine? What's up with that? Sorry Charlie, I don't believe it. The cure for HIV/AIDS has not... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »
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connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if 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... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
Hello:

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »

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 »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »