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Do People With Aids No Longer Produce Antibodies

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Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »
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Why antibodies must be produced in 6 months

Sir, I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of "worried-well" postingsregarding anitbody detection after 6 months. Maybe I'm wrong but, "If noantibodies are produced by the body in a reasonable amount of time, (6 months...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions and comments.It is always important to remember that in medicine, nothing is ever absoluteor 100%. As for the 6 month period of time to show antibodies, although morethan 99% of infected persons will show positive by... Read more »

higher viral loads if someone does not produce antibodies?

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....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
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... Read more »

Producing antibodies to different diseases

Dr. Holodniy, could you please clarify such thing as if a person was able to produce antibodies to some non-HIV disease (Lyme, EBV) does it mean that he would be able to produce antibodies to HIV (unless the man from Utah who was ELISA 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
This case was extremely rare. This patient had been infected for many years, prior to coming to medical attention and was at end stage. It is likely that when he had early infection, if he had been tested, it would have been positive.... Read more »

Will I produce antibodies to Hepatitis B?

previous question--->http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Archive/When/Q186875.htmlI started the treatment a week and a half ago and I'm hoping that my body is making antibodies against the Hep B. My latest concern though, that I'd...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Here is the <a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Archive/When/Q186875.html" target=_new>previous post</a>. Most people who acquire hepatitis B virus (HBV) develop antibodies against this virus and bring the... Read more »
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