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Nov 26, 2003

I was just wondering if there is a period after HIV infection when antibodies are no longer detectable, like 3-7 years after infection. Would n Elisa done in this time period be able to detect HIV, syp. or HepC

Response from Dr. Wohl

HIV antibodies, generally persist throughout life. The only time these antibodies may be hard to detect is during severe immunosuppression, like in late stage AIDS, when even the B-cells that make our antibodies are so dysfunctional that they do not make antibodies. Even so, most persons with advanced HIV infection still are HIV+ by ELISA and western blot. DW



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