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For How Long Hiv Positive Will Produce Antibodies

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. ...
Ask the Experts

is my antibody test sufficient.

Dear Dr. Brian, My boy friend told me four months back that he is HIV positive. He came to know that he is HIV positive though a PCR test. His antibody tests were negative. He was saying that he was using immunosuppressants for the long term for a...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...of any kind, the test is completely reliable. Your boyfriend's status has no effect on your ability to produce antibodies to HIV if you were infected. Therefore, your negative test that long after a possible exposure means that you were not... Read more »

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 »

Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

Hi doctor, I m medical student. My medical Prof. said to us in my infection lesson about HIV antibody production 2 weeks to 2 years. Is it true? Is there any report about antibody after 6 months?I think 2 years very long time and impossible.my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...outer limit; most people seroconvert within 3 months. Although the antibodies do not appear to be very protective against HIV, infected people do have a positive antibody test (ELISA). Read more »

Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

Hi MD John A. Bartlett, I m medical student. My medical Prof. said to us in my infection lesson about HIV antibody production 2 weeks to 2 years. Is it true? Is there any report about antibody after 6 months?I think 2 years very long time and...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Dear Medical Student, with the available assays for HIV antibodies, persons should always test positive within 6 months of becoming infected. Older assays did not perform as well, and it may Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... HIV-positive people who do not develop AIDS and do not require antiretroviral medication could provide insight for new strategies in vaccine development, according to a Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV. It can take two months or more for these antibodies to be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Two Antibodies Could Move AIDS Vaccine Development Forward

...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 a long-sought vaccine against the deadly disease," Bloomberg reports.... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

...viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory,... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...limitation of the S/LS test strategy may be the detection of individuals with long-standing infection (0.4%) and late-stage AIDS (2%). Thus, CD4 cell counts and clinical information may be required to support results obtained by the S/LS test... Read more »

Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after an incident with someone that some Read more »

Syntoms without Elisa test positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been reading some texts and i have read lots of times that there are people with HIV, that remain soronegative for long periods without Elisa tests get positive. I dont understand well, but is there any reason Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »