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When Hiv Positive Person Produce No More Antibodies

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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
...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 is not possible! HIVers with undetectable viral... Read more »

Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

Hi MD John A. Bartlett, I m medical student. My medical Prof. said to us in my infection lesson... Read more »

Producing antibodies to different diseases

Dr. Holodniy, could you please clarify such thing as if a person was able to produce antibodies to... Read more »
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...to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two months. If both... Read more »
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Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

How can people be so sure?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I've been reading these boards for a while and I notice that most of you say that the window period for HIV is 3 months. Are there any reliable health sites or experts that you can recommend where I can verify this? Read more »

antibody

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have a question maybe someone would know if a person has ARS would they have more or less HIV Antibodies during this window ? Read more »

seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...When a person seroconverts from Hiv- to Hiv+, is that when your body starts to produce antibodies? If you have any of the flu like symptoms does that mean that Read more »