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hiv antibodies

during actue hiv infection or serconversion in people that devople symptoms does that means the body have devople hiv antibodies to fight the infection, and if so why does it take 6 months for sum people to test positive when they have symtoms of...
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
It depends on how much and what kind of virus was transmitted, and what the genetics of a person's underlying immune system is on how quickly you develop the antibodies against HIV. Read more »

HIV Antibodies

If the immune system develops antibodies against HIV why is this not enough to fight off the virus... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Interaction Between HIV, Antibody That Helps Fight Infections

... HIV gradually depletes the number of functioning B cells, an antibody that fights infections, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine that reveals another method used Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine ... Read more »
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HIV antibodies - always detectable?

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
I've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.robertogiraldo.com/eng/papers/EveryoneTestsPositive.html Read more »

6 months???? SCARED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...will give a negative result, but you can transmit the virus to others if you are infected. HIV testing generally looks for HIV antibodies in the blood, or saliva or urine. The immune system produces these antibodies to fight HIV. It usually... Read more »