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Can antibody, What assay is recommended for suspect hiv due

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Can antibody
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: What assay is recommended for suspect hiv due to facial lipoatrophy when standard antibody tests are consistently negative after 7 months?
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Other signs and symptoms have included night sweats, fatigue, facial seborrhea, and unilateral neuropathy of the left hand.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 11 months ago.
Have you seen a healthcare provider about your concern or have you been getting antibody tests on your own? If your symptoms are of recent origin and you are at risk for HIV then the antibodies should be present by 7 months. There is a combination blood test for antibodies and viral fragments and a more expensive test for DNA fragments.

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