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Does Not Create Antibodies And Will Never Seroconvert

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when are antibodies created?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi,

when antibodies are created, is it during time when symptoms or ars illness subside (antibody fight off illness) or when the illness is most strong (body reacting to virus and increase body heat like fever to kill the virus)?

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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 »

Sex w/ someone who has not seroconverted yet

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know anything about the contagion risk of having a high risk encounter with someone who might have contracted HIV very recently (within 1-2months) and has not yet started producing anti-bodies (and might test ELISA negative)? Is it as... Read more »

Do Most People Seroconvert in a Month?Belive that?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do you all believe that 95% of people seroconvert within a month? Therefore a 7 or 8 week test is probably accurate? I don't know, I feel anxious, but don't know if I should be feeling very relieved or not. I just keep reading the 95% on one month... Read more »

antibody's

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Okay you said you only came across one person in 8 years that took longer then 6 months to seroconvert.If this patient waited till he had full blown aids to come to you and tested neg,how do you know he took longer then 6 months to seroconvert,he... Read more »
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And on the 91st day God created antibodies....

Doctor you answer every question under the sun about what diseases and conditions do not affect the elisa or the bodies ability to create antibodies to HIV...So please tell me what exactly does have an adverse affect on ones ability to create HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Do I make house calls? Sure, exactly what would you like me to call your little love shack?All of the information about false-positive and false-negative tests is already covered in the archives. Have a look!Specifically to address your... Read more »

Nonresponder - not creating antibodies

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for reading this sad story and I wish you the best of all for your life and your effort to fight with HIV virus.I am soory for my gramar but being not native English speaker pls. excuse me.Please could you tell me if I could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct that if your immune system responded to hep B vaccine by making antibodies, its antibody making function is indeed working well. Even a single false-negative ELISA test is extremely rare. Repeated false negatives are almost... Read more »

again non seroconverters

hi doc,I asked this question about non seroconverters and you replied saying if I had 17 hiv antibody tests and none tested positive i needn't worry. That's easier said than done, however. i have read numerous articles on people with hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It's been 16 years since your last potential exposure to HIV; you've had 17 negative HIV tests and you're wondering if you are a goner because of an article from February 1999 about "seronegative HIV infection????"My... Read more »

Seroconverted

What does seroconverted mean? I've tried to get a complete definition and can't find one anywhere....
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
becoming antibody positive to something after exposure, infection or vaccination like HIV, measles, or chicken pox... Read more »
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