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higher viral loads if someone does not produce antibodies?
Aug 23, 2003

In the rare cases where people do not produce antibodies to HIV infection, do they always (or almost always)have high viral loads (before treatment with HAART)?

Thanks.

Response from Dr. Jackson

In an HIV infected person absence of HIV antibody almost always indicates the person is in the window period before seroconversion when viral loads are typically in the millions of copies per ml. In end stage cases of AIDS the level of antibody generally decreases and viral load increases, but HIV antibody is not absent.

BJ


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