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Are There Rare Hiv Infected Who Don't Develop Antibodies

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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25 rares cases with hiv but no antibody, and WB negative, and normal inmunoglobulina we can explain 25 Rare cases of hiv ..none have antibodies, the majority has a negative viral loadplease read, I need an...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
hello there-It is exactly as you wrote, since HIV-1 was first recognized there have been only 25 published case reports of patients with confirmed HIV-1 infection who do not have detectable HIV-1 antibodies. This despite the more than 33.4 million... Read more »

Very Scared- Rare strain of HIV. Wife pregnant

Dear Doctor,Firstly, let me congratulate you on your great work.Please let me know how I can contribute to your cause from outside USA. I am from India. I have been to Nigeria 6 years back and had an incidence of protected sex there. But the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief.You've had two negative rapid tests, five negative ELISA tests and a normal CD4-cell count. What part of "HIV is not your problem" don't you understand?Your borderline positive ANA would not affect your... Read more »

Viral loads in those who don't produce antibodies

In rare cases, when someone does not produce antibodies in response to HIV infection(for example, due to agammaglobulinemia or just an atypical host response), do you tend to see higher levels of virus?Thanks....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
These cases are so rare, that I'm not sure of any data that answers this question. BY... 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 immunosuppresive medications can inhibit or slow the development of HIV antibodies. Can you please be more specific regarding which immunosuppresive...
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 answer to your question has to be a theoretical one because their are no studies in people which have addressed this. We know that drugs like prednisone, azathiaprine, cyclosporine, among others, will affect the function of T cells and B cells.... Read more »
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Rare occasion, no antibodies? Please answer

Posted by ImmuneFail, 2 Replies
Hi, first off I just wanted to tell you I've never had any serious life threatening conditions nor any known immune system problems, I had a normal immune system. I don't do drugs or even drink often. I eat pretty healthy and try to stay at active... Read more »

Real Risk!!! Means... Infection!!! Don't be a...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I would like this not to be true but... it is, This people may have lied to the docs... But they were in fact positive, long time before the antibodies response. What I'm trying is to make you people understand that somebody is playing with our... Read more »

Antibodies and HIV???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just curious, if a person never produced antibodies but had HIV, would it take them the typical eight to ten years to develop symptoms or would their immune system fail alot sooner?? Just curious because I read a journal article about a man who... Read more »

6 month is rare to seroconvert

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?

The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months... Read more »