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When Is It Late To Take Hiv Antibody Test

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Symptoms in partners but negative antibody test (late hiv?)

Hello DoctorI am a 29 year old male.My question is regarding testing and its reliability 10 years after a high risk exposure(unprotected sex). In 2001 i had unprotected sex with a women whose HIV status is unknown to me. I remember falling quite...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To answer your questions:1. Your HIV test is conclusive. Any HIV test done outside of the three month window is conclusive. You do not need to test for this incident anymore. 2. While a VDRL test can provide a false-negative if done during... Read more »

No spleen = Late antibody development?

I had my spleen removed 15 years ago. I tested negative with Elisa at 4, 8 and 13 1/2 weeks. I... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reflections on National HIV Testing Day

"... My first introduction to HIV disease was in 1985 when the first test to detect HIV antibodies became available, and I began notifying blood donors in New York City of their positive results. There was no treatment then; many people were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Identifying Barriers to HIV Testing: Personal and Contextual Factors Associated With Late HIV Testing

Late diagnosis of HIV, which is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, continues to occur despite the availability of HIV testing. In the current study, researchers accessed the HIV/AIDS case registry of the San... Read more »
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Tested too late

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would a person still have antibodies if they didn't get tested until a few years after getting infected with HIV.
If you have aids will you still test positive on elisa test? I know there are alot of people who get diagnosed with aids and didn't know... Read more »

Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of this test reliable? Ive heard about late stage HIV infected people having... Read more »

Antibody Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a Negative antibody test one year after exposure to HIV, It was a 3rd generation antibody for HIV 1/2 is what they told me. Despite having a tremdous amount of symptoms and not completely feeling normal to this day. Have I ruled out HIV... 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 »