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Antibody deficiency?
« on: November 16, 2021, 02:57:21 am »
Hello. I hope I can find some answers here as I am in a state of panic.
I have celiac disease so that means I am deficient in the antibody igA. I had an HIV test a couple of months ago (2 years after exposure)  and it was negative. But Iíve only just realised since I am deficient in antibody igA, what if my HIV test was a false negative? I have had a total igG blood test and that was within normal range so I know that I am not deficient in igG and I believe the HIV tests check for igG antibodies, right? Or do the HIV tests check for igA antibodies too because I donít make those! Iím not sure if I produce igM either. But I know I do have normal igG levels. Can someone here please help me, I am really upset! My hiv risk was kissing a guy after he had come from the dentist after a root canal, I did not see or taste blood but what if he was bleeding and that is why I did get tested for peace of mind but now since this antibody deficiency realisation I am really freaking out.

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Re: Antibody deficiency?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 03:18:24 am »
Hiya,

Celiac disease will not cause a false-negative HIV result.  The test is looking for igG and Celiac disease will not cause a deficiency level needed to affect the test.

More to the point you had no HIV exposure from the incident two years ago. None whatsoever, so relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as Ďsafeí in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and, the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Antibody deficiency?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 03:30:36 am »
Iím also getting strange symptoms like Terryís nails and google lists HIV as one cause..im so upset because Iíve never had sex Iíve only ever kissed and Iím having to suffer so much after kissing someone! Can you reassure me kissing is no risk even if the guys mouth was bleeding? Would it have to be noticeable amounts of blood or would specks be enough? Iím assuming he did have some bleeding since he was coming right from the dentist. I did not have any wounds in my mouth but I also had brushed my teeth so maybe I had a spot or two of blood and my gums were a little sore. Thatís why I wanted to test for hiv.
Secondly, IF I did have a severe antibody deficiency, in that case is a PCR test recommended? I read on thebody Dr Bob said if people have CVID then an antibody hiv test shouldnít be done. But I also know a PCR isnít diagnostic and can have false positives so what should I do now? Doctors in my country arenít even too educated about HIV so going to a doctor would be a waste. When I had this risk of kissing the guy, I asked one doctor what test to do and he said western blot can you imagine? Hence why Iím on this forum looking for help.

Also is there anyway an hiv test looks for igA antibodies? How can I be certain it checked for igG antibodies? What if it checked for igA that I donít need produce?

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 03:38:59 am »
I've already answered this.

The kiss was no HIV risk and your "what ifs" don't change it.

Now you would have noticed and already mentioned if the person you kissed was bleeding half to death and in need of urgent medical care, so that was not the situation. The "what ifs" that you mentioned would not make any difference, if they could I would not have said no HIV risk in my first reply. I also already answered your question on celiac disease & testing.

So, you don't have HIV unless you have had a more recent exposure like sex or sharing drug rigs.

Move on with your life!



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Re: Antibody deficiency?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 03:46:45 am »
Thank you I understand now. But just to be absolutely sure HIV tests do not check for igA antibodies right? IgG and IgM is what the test looks for in every scenario? Iím just wondering how to be sure my hiv test covered igG and igM and not some other antibody I do not make. My test was combo antigen/antibody CMIA method

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2021, 04:07:05 am »
Nah, you don't understand as you are still asking about HIV testing over a kiss when the kiss isn't an HIV risk. Also, I already answered the testing question.

So I am thinking either an emotional/mental health concern or the kiss is just an innocent-sounding cover story you posted out of some sort of shame or guilt over the actual risk. I will presume the latter given my experience and the stigma surrounding sex & drug usage.

So based on recent condomless intercourse being the exposure, you should test at six weeks post-incident with a blood-drawn (lab) HIV antibodies test and, a non-reactive result at that time will rarely ever change. Although generally not needed if you wish, you can retest at three months post-incident.

Remember to also test for other STI's.

As for the test, well the test you mentioned looks for HIV-1 p24, IgM & IgG.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2021, 04:19:22 am by Jim Allen »
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