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Hiv Antibody Formation

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can pregnancy (immunosuppression) delay HIV antibody production?

Dr. Bob I respect you very much and trust your opinion...PLEASE HELP...I had an exposure 5 1/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to my eye. The dentist I worked for was laughed at me for being nervous and said that you cant...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. No. Neither pregnancy nor stress delays HIV seroconversion.2. You've had negative hepatitis C screening at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 5 months. Just what part of "hepatitis C negative" are you having difficulty understanding?3. No.4. Yes, your... Read more »

Hepatitis B and HIV Antibody Production

I had Hep B 7 years ago, it is not chronic. I have took an HIV antibody test at week 9 of exposure... 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... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Reveals Link Between Apobec3 Gene and Neutralizing Antibody Response to Retrovirus

...HIV-infected people naturally exhibit this immune activity. The new finding about Apobec3 suggests that this gene may influence anti-HIV antibody production and may help explain why some people who are repeatedly exposed to the virus never... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...management of acute HIV infection, see Diagnosis and Management of Acute HIV Infection . A. Antibody Tests Detection of HIV antibodies is the most common method for the diagnosis of HIV infection in adults and children >18 months old.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...York and California, and retrospective examination of frozen blood samples from a U.S. cohort of gay men showed the presence of HIV antibodies as early as 1978, but not before then. Subsequently, in every region, country and city where AIDS has... 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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was just wondering, If i had co-infection of Syphilis & HIV, will the formation of syphilis anti-body delay in the formation on anti-body for HIV. As my test results came out +ve for VDRL but -ve for HIV in week 5. Would like to know if... Read more »

Anitbiotics and Detectable Antibodies

Posted by une_fille, 3 Replies
...Would taking an anitbiotic delay the production of detectable HIV antibodies? I took an antibiotic (metranidozole) for three days during Week 2 to clear up bacterial vaginosis. Read more »

Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I started Valtrex 3 days after a sexual exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV? I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms... Read more »