Immunity To Hiv
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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastIf someone were completely immune to HIV they would not transmit. But if infection became established, but non-progressive due to relative immunity, this could lead to a carrier state of sorts. In this case, productive viral replication and... Read more »
Columbia UniversityYes, there is evidence that a very small percent of people have specific genetic factors (e.g., a defective CCR5 gene) that seem to protect them from the transmission of HIV. However, I am not a medical expert and cannot speak with any authority on... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Hawaii Guy,There is a genetic mutation termed Delta 32 that does confer immunity to the most common type of HIV (CCR5). See below. Alternatively it's also possible your partner is just incredibly lucky, in which case I'd suggest you... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question. For the HIV tests that are currently in use, immunizations (getting vaccinated) will not cause false-positive nor false-negative results. Therefore, any immunizations that you have received will not affect your test... Read more »
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Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat 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 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.
Do such person with... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »
Posted by xrayvison, 3 RepliesI have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello,
I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »
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