When Will People Infected With Hiv Show The Presence Of 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.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...very different from HIV viral load tests! The viral load tests reflect active HIV replication. Once an HIV-antibody positive person begins antiretroviral therapy, HIV replication is decreased. With potent effective antiretroviral combination... Read more »

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Antibody production and timeframe

Ryan, I know that it can take up to 6 mos. to have enough antibodies to be detected -- However,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...in this population. This study describes an important phenomenon that has implications for research and public health as more persons with early HIV infection are treated with ART. Certainly, patients treated during recent HIV infection need to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmission of HIV to the baby. What Are HIVAntibody Tests? As the body fights viruses, the immune system creates antibodies to that virus. HIVantibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

...Research Center (VRC), the scientists found two naturally occurring, powerful antibodies called VRC01 and VRC02 in an HIV-infected individual's blood. They found the antibodies using a novel molecular device they developed that homes in on the... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...The Evolution of HIV Screening: Faster, Easier Testing Twenty-five years after the development of the first test to detect antibodies to HIV, an impressive battery of technologies exists for diagnosing HIV infection. These advances have reduced... Read more »
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