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Immune System Response To Hiv

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if it dies

if the hiv virus dies shortly after leaving the body how do they test your blood for example when you take an at home hiv test and mail it in
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-screening tests measure anti-HIV antibodies in the blood. These specific antibodies directed against HIV are proteins made by the immune system in response to an HIV infection. Consequently HIV-screening tests are not actually measuring the... Read more »

Rapid Test and HIV test results

If a known HIV positive individual whose viral load is "undetectable" is there a possibility that... Read more »

HIV Vaccine Question

I am wondering that if HIV-negative get the preventive vaccine, the blood test will be positive or... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Gender Differences in Immune System's Response to HIV

...infection, women tend to have a stronger immune response to HIV than men, but then progress to AIDS more quickly. The different immune system response "then leads to differences in chronic T-cell activation, a known activator of disease... Read more »
Massachusetts General Hospital

Researchers Discover "Switch" Responsible for Turning Off the Immune System's Response Against HIV

...at Massachusetts General Hospital (PARC-MGH) may have discovered a second molecular "switch" responsible for turning off the immune system's response against HIV. Last year members of the same team identified a molecule called PD-1 that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...better prepared to fight off HIV. "They tested the method using so-called humanized mice -- ones engineered to have a human immune system ... When stem cells were treated with the molecular scissors before being injected into mice, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

...Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports. According to ANI/DailyIndia.com, HIV-2 progresses to AIDS in only... Read more »
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Measles immunization

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can an immunization for measles taken during the window period affect seroconversion if one was infected? I had an immunization done 4 weeks into my window and now im wondering if this will affect my window period. thanks Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that because she is 106 lbs and has a very weak immune system that it is taking her longer to develope antibodies. Is there any data out there or thinking that those... Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... This may be a dumb question -- but I would sincerely appreciate an answer If AIDS is a breakdown of the immune system, why don't people with AIDS get colds all the time? Why don't they get flus all the time? Why do... Read more »