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How Soon Antibodies Develop After Ars

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connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

How soon would antibodies be detectable after ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I believe I went through ARS in December, my test in March was negetive. Would antibodies start immediately after ARS?
I have heard that HIV does not wait to infect so why does the window period last so long? My test was exactly 96 days after... Read more »

ARS and Antibody's

Posted by isittime, 1 Reply
I read lot of posts about symptoms and window periods. Is it not logical to think that if a person has symptoms associated to ARS that that is when the antibody's would build and a test soon after would seroconvert? Read more »

Do antibodies always come soon after ARS symptoms.

Posted by DSKMan, 2 Replies
So I just tested approximately 2.5 weeks post end of ARS symptoms, and 3 weeks post start of ARS symptoms. My infection to HIV likely happen at 5 weeks ago, so I would have thought my body would have detectable antibodies by now, but my oraquick... Read more »

from ars to antibodies.

Posted by Anonymous

Let`s say I got infected day 1. Day 77 to 81 I suffer from ARS. Would my test come back positive if I had it done day 88? How long does it take to produce antibodies?

(I know people say ARS do not occur as late as 10/11 weeks after exposure, but some... Read more »
Ask the Experts

prolonged ARS and antibody testing

Dr.Little I've written to you before without a response but i'm not a quitter so here I go again.1)I was wondering about the ARS rash is it very specific can it come and go or does it become chronic? 2)Can someone develop nail fungus...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
By definition the acute retroviral sydrome is transient and all people who have symptoms as a result of HIV infection should test positive within weeks (earlier positive by HIV RNA). You should get an HIV antibody test if you are worried.... Read more »

No spleen = Late antibody development?

I had my spleen removed 15 years ago. I tested negative with Elisa at 4, 8 and 13 1/2 weeks. I had an ultrasensitive <50 copies viral load at 10 weeks which was undetectable. I am wondering a lack of spleen involvement could delay antibody...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I think perhaps you are reading the wrong textbook, calling the wrong hotlines, and talking to the wrong docs. Your 13 -week test is conclusive. You do not have HIV. The ultrasensitive viral load test corroborates this result. Please note the... Read more »

ARS & Antibodies

would a person have more or less hiv antibodies if they were having ARS ?...
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
Antibody tests are not quantitative, they are qualitative, meaning the test gives a yes/no answer.... Read more »

p24 antigen and antibody tests during ARS

What is the likelihood of both p24 antigen and antibody tests showing negative if they are performed at thesame time during symptoms of ARS? I understand that ARS is associated with high levels of virus and therefore the antigen test should show...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.It's really hard to say if either the antibody and/or the p-24 antigen testwould show positive during acute viral syndrome. Either of these tests mayor may not show positive during this time. In terms of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anti-HIV Antibodies May Spur AIDS Vaccine Development

According to Barton Haynes, director of the Duke University Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University School of Medicine, Duke researchers may have discovered how to stimulate production of "broadly neutralizing" antibodies, which could lead to the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Circulating Memory T Follicular Helper Cells Correlate With the Development of Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Responses Against HIV

A study published on September 12th by the journal Immunity ties together two emerging areas of HIV vaccine research. In recent years, scientists have discovered that a small proportion of chronically infected individuals develop antibody... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Two Antibodies Could Move AIDS Vaccine Development Forward

Scientists from Scripps Research Institute on Thursday announced 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... Read more »