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Infant antibodies
Oct 7, 2002

At what age would you expect an infant to produce his/her own antibodies? (i.e. HIV)

Response from Dr. Jackson

Infants who are HIV infected typically develop their own HIV antibodies within the first few months of life. Infants who are not HIV infected, but born to HIV infected mothers typically lose their maternal HIV antibodies by 9 months of age, but maternal antibody can be detected in some infants for up to 18 months of age.


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