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Will People Infected With Hiv Show The Presence Of Hiv 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
...different types of tests that measure two very different and distinct things. See below.Dr. Bobagain about the window period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)Jul 11, 2008 doc i read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV... Read more »

HIV Antibodies

I am confused about HIV antibodies...why do they not offer protection in the individual who has the... Read more »
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Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...It is a scenario that keeps the worried well worried: the possibility of a false negative HIV antibody test. Since HIV screening began, it has been acknowledged that false negative results do occur with ELISA assays, albeit rarely, Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
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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 »

What type of PCR tests are done in the USA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sex workers who attended our Sexually Transmitted Diseases clinic were tested for HIV infection by testing for the presence of HIV antibody and HIV-1 proviral DNA using PCR (with the Amplicor HIV-1 amplification kit, Roche) at 00 (when they first... Read more »

Dear Doctor D. Ryan

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infections? Once a person develops antibodies to HIV (seroconvert) they do not serorevert--that is, go back to be HIV antibody negative. So, an infected person should always test HIV antibody positive after the window period. ... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the normal 10 years. With hundreds of hr on the net I see a lot of damage be caused by fear of HIV and there is probably 10 people that have periods of sever anxiety do to fear of getting HIV to ever 1 person that actual has it. I think we need... Read more »