Jul 17, 2006
If the immune system develops antibodies against HIV why is this not enough to fight off the virus completely or opress it all the infected person's life?
| Response from Dr. Conway
The antibodies are not potent enough to eliminate HIV from the body and they are completely ineffective at eliminating the virus that is present inside the cells. Further, the virus has the ability to mutate so that the antibodies directed against it are soon not effective at all.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.