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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anti-HIV Antibodies May Spur AIDS Vaccine Development

According to Barton Haynes, director of the Duke University Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University School of Medicine, Duke researchers may have discovered how to stimulate production of "broadly neutralizing" antibodies, which could lead to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Isolation of HIV Antibodies Advances Search for AIDS Vaccine

A team of researchers has "identified 17 potent antibodies whose discovery opened up valuable pathways in the search for an AIDS vaccine," Agence France-Presse reports (8/17). The researchers "at and associated with the International AIDS Vaccine... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

AIDS Researchers Isolate New Potent and Broadly Effective Antibodies Against HIV

New York, N.Y.; La Jolla and South San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. -- A team of researchers at and associated with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), The Scripps Research Institute, the biotechnology company Theraclone Sciences... Read more »
Ask the Experts

AIDS=No antibodies

Do the majority of people with AIDS or long term HIV have positive antibody tests or has their body lost all ability to produce antibodies? Would 3 years be long enough to totally deplete the body of antibodies?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The overwhelming majority with AIDS still have positive antibody tests. If HIV infected for 3 years, they should still have antibodies.... Read more »

AIDS with no antibodies?

What do you recommend for somebody who has a dilemma producing HIV-1 antibodies? My only exception is one indeterminate Western Blot (weak p51 band,weak p66 band, unusual weak reactivity 75,000 molecular weight, 5 screening ELISA'S all negative...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Was there ever a repeat western blot to see if there was evolution in the band pattern, or if the bands did not reoccur? This atypical band pattern, coupled with negative PCR based tests (I disregard the one false positive), suggest that HIV... Read more »

HIV RNA and HIV ANTIBODY

hello doctor,i am a student of prophetic medicine.i research on the cure of hiv/aids.i request your comment on the following sequences plz:1. a person was detected hiv+ through hiv antibody test(positive), western blot test (positive)and hiv RNA...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad that your HIV has been suppressed on treatment. As you state at this point we cannot cure HIV. We can suppress it so that there are no active virus particles in the blood. We may not be able to detect virus in the body. However, what... Read more »

HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test 13 weeks post possible exposure conclusive?

Hi there Dr Jacques. I had this HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test last week and it came out Non Reactive. Basing from the time frame of 13 weeks post exposure, do you think this test is conclusive? ...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I am not qualified to answer medical or transmission questions. My specialty is benefits and workplace issues. I am not a doctor. When in doubt, get tested.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »