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What Kind Of Protein Antibody Does Hiv Virus Produce

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for...
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whats wrong with this guy (Roberto Gilado)

Hi Dr BobThis Roberto guy is such an A****h****l. Thank god he does not practice in NY.For me i do not know what's he mission he can go to hell if there is such thing.This guy is very counter productive. Arguing test are not accurate for diagnosis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from the Hospital. On his website Giraldo writes: The ELISA test is a test for antibodies against what is supposed to be the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV. To run this test, an individual's serum has to be diluted to a ratio of 1:400 with a... Read more »

Why a 400 fold dilution? (Roberto Giraldo AIDS DENIALIST)

What are your thoughts on the below?Medical researcher Dr. Roberto Giraldo, who for the past six years has been working at a lab of clinical immunology at a large New York hospital, published his findings in Continuum's most recent issue. When an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...separate from the Hospital.On his website Giraldo writes:The ELISA test is a test for antibodies against what is supposed to be the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV. To run this test, an individual's serum has to be diluted to a ratio of 1:400... Read more »

possible false positive for HIV?

I read your replys to several people who have autoimmune diseases (lupus,R.A.) that say they are positive for HIV.I have learned there are several autoimmune diseases that produce a false positive for HIV Wouldn't lupus be one of these and what...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The HIV antibody test (ELISA) can be falsely positive if another kind of antibody (like the antibodies made against components of the self in autoimune diseases such as lupus) cross-reacts. However, the confirmatory Western blot Read more »

HIV testing of blood donors

Plese, what do you think about the current strategy of testing HIV antibodies only in blood donors ? Would not be safer to use also HIV antigen testing for screening ? Or some kind of Ag/Ab tests ? Please let me know your view. Thank you.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...its molecular weight). P24 is referred to as an antigen because it provokes the body's immune response, causing it to generate antibodies. Since HIV is present in the body in very high levels before antibodies are produced, the p24 test may be... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

New Studies Offer Clues to AIDS Vaccine Design and Safety

...completely block HIV-1/SIV chimeric virus infections of macaque monkeys. Nature Medicine 5:211-16 (1999). T Igarashi, et al. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 neutralizing antibodies accelerate clearance of cell-free virions from blood... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS Vaccines

...clinical trials of candidate vaccines to discover which might most successfully protect people from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection ( preventive vaccine ) or from becoming ill after they ... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Antibodies and HIV: New Evidence

... Background HIV infection causes the body to produce large amounts of antibodies -- specialized proteins produced by the immune system to fight infecting bacteria or other organisms. But most of the antibodies Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r... Read more »
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Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So why do we have so many different window periods across different organizations around the world? Even within the US different states have different Window Periods. Which information can we trust? 6 weeks/ 12/13 weeks? 6 months? 12 months? Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Period Just After Infection One major drawback of antibody tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies... Read more »

MORE GOOD NEWS! Therapeutic Vaccine Is Working!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...from here before we will be able to give the vaccine to the public, but at least we have a candidate that generates the right kind of immune response," Schooley said. Read more about it on http://www.msnbc.com/news/716337.asp?0cb=-11564520 Read more »

realisation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anyone to eat away at. i think if i had of been positive, there owuld be no other alternative than to accept the virus as a kind of calling, and to dedicate my life to making people realise that everyone's at risk, and we really have a wealth of... Read more »