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Will People Infected With Hiv Show The Presence Of Hiv Antibodies

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Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Studies Investigate Presence of Hepatitis C Virus Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can infect the liver, causing inflammation that injures this organ. If HCV is left untreated, injury can spread throughout the liver and this organ consequently becomes increasingly dysfunctional. As a result, the eventual... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Studies Investigate Presence of Hepatitis C Virus Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can infect the liver, causing inflammation that injures this organ. If HCV is left untreated, injury can spread throughout the liver and this organ consequently becomes increasingly dysfunctional. As a result, the eventual... Read more »
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Antibodies detectable in presence of HIV rash?

Dear Doctor,Are antibodies immediately detectable when a newly infected person develops a rash?To summarize, I am male who has sex with females:Nov 28 - Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 4- Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 10...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You had no risk for HIV infection that I can see here. You used a condom.HIV antibodies are detected about 12 weeks after exposure that led to infection. The rash associated with acute infection could develop before 12 weeks. In my opinion, you have... Read more »

HIV Symptoms and presence of HIV Antibodies

Hello Doc:6 weeks ago I had protected oral sex with a sex worker. 2 days later I developed a itchy rash on on my leg followed by flue like symptoms 17 days later. I bought a HIV home test at 21 days and it was negative. the symptoms continued so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Symptoms associated with seroconversion and the production of detectable levels of detectable anti-HIV antibodies generally occur around the same time. Regarding your situation:1.Protected sex is protected, assuming the latex condom was used... Read more »

presence of HBV DNA after a resolved infection

Is it possible to have detectable HBV DNA after a resolved infection? Also, if a person's anti-HBs declines to undetectable levels but is still anti-HBc positive and HBsAg negative, is this person still immune from hepatitis B? Also, can a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
All great questions. Yes there is sometimes a low level of DNA after a resolved HBV infection, but not usually if it resolves in the first 6 months of it. If you are core antibody positive you should be protected from HBV and dont need vaccine. Some... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive HIV test. Had upper R Quadrant pain for 2-3 days when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »
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PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning... Read more »

why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »

Antibodies and HIV???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just curious, if a person never produced antibodies but had HIV, would it take them the typical eight to ten years to develop symptoms or would their immune system fail alot sooner?? Just curious because I read a journal article about a man who... Read more »