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How Long Before Antibodies Are Detected

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How long can antibodies be detected?

Dear Dr. McGowan,Would a person's HIV antibody level still be high enough to detect on a standard screening ELISA if the infection started 10-12 years ago? My exposures were high risk, unprotected, with someone who I just recently found out was HIV+...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear wondering:Antibodies to HIV can and usually will persist for life after infection. The immune system maintains antibody levels to protect itself after exposure to an infection. Chronic infections such as HIV are most likely to maintain... Read more »

No antibodies and no symptoms: For how long?

Hi. Is it possible for a person to continually test negative for HIVantibodies and yet remain... Read more »

surface antibodies negative

i tested negative for hep b surface antibodies about 10 months possible exposure. so i am not... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...earlier HIV vaccine trials. For the study, Rockefeller University researchers examined antibodies present in the blood of six long-term HIV survivors who appeared to have a degree of natural immunity to the virus (Connor, Independent , 3/16).... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

... Atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...deadly, infections. These are called opportunistic infections (OIs). When someone dies of AIDS, it is usually OIs or other long-term effects of HIV that cause death. AIDS refers to the weakened state of the body's immune system that can no... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

answer guys

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i used my fingers to take off my condom after sex..then i went in the bathroom to check if it was broken .it wasnt...then i washed my hands with water alone ..then i catch some water in my hands to wash my mouth out...can i get hiv if the water goes... Read more »

antibodies and seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Does anyone know long it takes for antibodies to be detected after seroconversion ? Read more »

HIV Antibody

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dear all, it may sound crazy but one question pop up about the antibody test. Will the antibody count go down as the time passed by? That mean you will have less antibody for the TEST AGENT to pick Read more »