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Author Topic: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?  (Read 3740 times)

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Offline blue1

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I wasn't sure what search terms to use to find an answer to this question.  Chances are no one would ask such a stupid/obvious question.

Since the standard HIV test is actually an HIV antibody test then I'm guessing the answer is NO...it would come back as positive even if you are on meds and undetectable.

Yes?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 09:46:11 AM »
Q: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
A: No
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Offline liketheboat

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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 11:32:01 AM »
If you are undetectable an HIV antibody test will still come back as positive. I even tested this (my boyfriend does hiv testing). I was board on day and decided to "do science" with an expired test that he had. Long story short i still have hiv.
Aaron
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Offline Valmont

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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 12:45:06 PM »
No because these kind of test are reacting with anticorps not with the virus itself.

It is also why these is the window period, it is the time the body create specific anticorps against HIV. 
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Offline Dr.Strangelove

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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 02:00:15 AM »
Even if there is a complete cure, one day, that removes all of the virus entirely, the HIV test will still be positive because the antibodies will stay nevertheless.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 02:40:39 AM by Dr.Strangelove »

Offline liketheboat

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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 10:57:36 AM »
Im not sure about that Dr. Strangelove. The Berlin patient does not have antibodies anymore.
Aaron
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 11:22:42 AM »
The Berlin patient does not have antibodies anymore.
but that's a radically extreme comparison. With his HIV "eradicated" rather than "cured", the Berlin patient doesn't have his original immune system anymore either.

People who have the CCR5 mutation can be infected with HIV; but the HIV is unable to bind to the cd4 receptors because of the mutation (the same mutation the Berlin patient now has). However, I don't know the answer to whether people with the CCR5 mutation produce antibodies to HIV or not. Maybe someone else will chime in on that.
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Re: Will a standard HIV test come back negative if you are undetectable?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 11:58:25 AM »
@ blue1  I've been UD for almost 7 yrs. and I still have AIDS, so NO it will not  :)
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