Stress & Antibodies??
Jul 1, 2005
To your knowledge, have there been any tests done that show if stress would affect the time of seroconversion (produce antibodies)? In one way I would think that it would the antibodies would be delayed in being produced because the immune system may be very weak due to severe stress. On the other hand, it could work the other way, and speed up the antibody building process because the system is fighting harder? I've searched this forum and many others and can not find an answer to this question. Your opinion on this matter woould be much appreciated. Thank you from Canada!
Response from Dr. Frascino
Stress does have some effects on the immune system, but does not affect the body's ability to produce HIV antibodies, HIV test results or the duration of the window period.
Stay well, eh?
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