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How Long Does It Take For Hiv Antibodies To Show Up

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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 study published Sunday in the journal Nature , London's Independent ... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: The Gay "Suicide Cult"; Finding Antibodies for HIV; HIV+ and Transgender; and More

HIV News & Views, May 23, 2013 - TheBody.com May 23, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Dave R.: The Gay Scene and "The Biggest... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

South Africa: New Research on Potent HIV Antibodies

This article was reported by Health Canal . Health Canal reported on a study of the potent HIV antibodies a KwaZulu-Natal woman's body produced in response to HIV infection. South African researchers in the CAPRISA consortium and researchers... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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...
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 healthy for extended periods? (say 5 yrs) If the body didn't know how to make HIVantibodies, wouldn't the HIV virus "take advantage"...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your post.If you have further questions, please e-mail me at "nvhotline@aol.com" or call me at 1-800-842-AIDS.... Read more »

HIV RNA and HIV ANTIBODY

hello doctor,i am a student of prophetic medicine.i research on the cure of hiv/aids.i request your comment on the following sequences plz:1. a person was detected hiv+ through hiv antibody test(positive), western blot test (positive)and hiv RNA...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad that your HIV has been suppressed on treatment. As you state at this point we cannot cure HIV. We can suppress it so that there are no active virus particles in the blood. We may not be able to detect virus in the body. However, what... Read more »

HIV Antibodies on Babies Born From Mothers With HIV

Hi, doc.I read your response on the question entitled "Baby Cured of HIV?" from someone living in Africa.So... you mentioned that if a mother is HIV+, when she gives birth, the HIV antibodies are passed on to the baby. I'm not in the...
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
Great question. These antibodies do not persist after the first year of life. Therefore, there is no long term immunity or protection against HIV that is established in the child. These antibodies develop in the mother in reaction to infection.... Read more »
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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 up if you take a test too long after exposure?? ... Read more »

chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
I have reading and found this
A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus infections,... Read more »