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What Is The Reaction To Your Body If Tested Positive For Hiv

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testing while on ARVs

I am seeking general information related to testing for HIV/AIDS. I would like to know if a person who is HIV positive and on ARVs will test positive or negative on a HIV test. I am seeking this information because a colleague suggested that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Blot, EIA, immunofluorescent assays, rapid tests, oral swab tests, etc. These tests are all designed to detect anti-HIV antibodies, which are circulating proteins made by the body's immune system in response to HIV infection. These types of tests... Read more »

dated someone who was HIV positive...

Dr. Frascino,Quick question. I dated a guy for a couple of months involving physical intimacy. I found out six months later that he was HIV positive. Obviously I should get tested. However, I understand that even exposed to HIV, depending upon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is right here with the wealth of information on this site, its archives and its related links. Start with the chapter on "HIV Testing Basics," which can be easily accessed on The Body's homepage under Quick Links.To specifically address your... Read more »

What undetectable really means?

Helo Dr. Mark and thanks for taking the time to answer this question. I was just diagnosed positive and as you can imagine my life has changed drastically. I am trying to read as much as I can to understand what will happen to my mind and body...
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
...Not silly at all. The ELISA tests detects antibodies your body makes as a reaction to HIV infection. This test will always be positive no matter how many times its performed in Read more »

HIV INFECTED PERSON BODY REACTION TO MOSQUITO BITE

HIPLZ EASE MY MIND COZ I M ON THE VERGE OF RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME FROM FEAR OF BEIN POSITIVE.I AM FEMALE, HAVE HAD UNPROTECTED ANAL SEX BUT WITHOUT EJACULATION WITH UNKNOWN STATUS GUY.2 QUESTIONS AND I BEG U TO ANSWER ME COZ THERE S NO ONE ELSE ON...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having contracted HIV from this single episode. However, I would certainly suggest you follow through with your plans for HIV testing after the window period. If you want to read more about risk statistics, see... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...anal sex Chlamydia urine test or vaginal swab Hepatitis tests (See fact sheet 506 ): Tests look for hepatitis antibodies and antigens for hepatitis A, B, and C. Positive results can lead to further tests, treatment, or vaccinations. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

... How Does a Vaccine Work? A healthy immune system fights anything it thinks is foreign. It produces proteins called antibodies. These proteins lock onto the invading germs and prevent them from infecting cells. These antibodies keep the germ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...reasons (problems with drug absorption, adherence, or drug resistance) and take steps to correct the problem, including additional testing and considering changing drug treatments. Women and Viral Load Our understanding of viral load has... Read more »
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allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...of Clinical Pathology, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Real-Time Immuno-PCR test combines parts of traditional antibody testing with polymerase chain reaction, which "amplifies" small amounts of the virus. Currently, most viral load tests... Read more »