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immune response via a vis viral load detactability
Sep 8, 2002

Doctor:

1) Does weak immune response vs. HIV during acute infection cause virus to not need to replicate quickly or to high (ie., detectable in serum)levels? 2) In a weak immune response, would viral load not need to replicate quickly in acute infection and therefore not be detectable in serum via PCR assay? 3) Or would a weak immune/antibody response allow virus to replicate to enormously high levels during acute infetcion?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The answers to these questions are unknown.



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