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Antibody And Hiv Development

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why do some take longer to develop HIV antibodies?

I wonder if there is any information or if there are any studies which inicate why some people take longer to develop detecable levels of antibodies in thier blood than others. i know that the averageis 25 days, but I wonder if there is a reason...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The documented cases of late seroconversions (people who have taken longer than six months to test positive on antibody tests) are limited to healthcare workers who had occupational exposures. These types of exposures are different than exposures Read more »

Which Immunosuppressive Medications inhibit/slow Development of HIV antibodies

Dear Dr. Holodniy:I believe that you have stated in previous answers toquestions that some... Read more »

hiv antibodies

during actue hiv infection or serconversion in people that devople symptoms does that means the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibodies Present in Long-Term HIV Survivors Could Contribute to Vaccine Development, Study Says

...protective outer coating, or "envelope." The researchers then cloned the antibodies and observed which elements of the envelope each antibody targeted and how effectively it neutralized HIV. During the research, Johannes Scheid, a doctoral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Two Antibodies Could Move AIDS Vaccine Development Forward

... Scientists from Scripps Research Institute on Thursday announced they have discovered and isolated two antibodies "with the ability to neutralize [or block the action of] many strains of the AIDS virus, a discovery that might help create Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

... Atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of Read more »

FDA Approves New Rapid HIV Test Delivering Results in 60 Seconds

...Richard Klein, FDA . Earlier this week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTIā„¢ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of HIV antibodies developed by bioLytical... Read more »
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How can people be so sure?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I've been reading these boards for a while and I notice that most of you say that the window period for HIV is 3 months. Are there any reliable health sites or experts that you can recommend where I can verify this? Read more »

arch ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
arch you say you had a 4th generation test ? i thought a 4th gen test is a regular elisa test and a antigen test and a antigen test is only good for the first 4 weeks after infection. could you shed some light ? Read more »

Politician Talk about Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous
...The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection are actually looking for antibodies produced by an individuals immune system when they are exposed to HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies possible to test neg on 12 weeks and then test posistive on 14 weeks? what are the chances? how sensitive are the tests to antibodies? can they pick up the smallest of anibodies? Read more »