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P1 Antibody And Hiv

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HIV Antibodies

I am confused about HIV antibodies...why do they not offer protection in the individual who has the virus? Isn't that what antibodies are meant to do? I asked a previous question about maternal HIV antibodies; why are they not protective for 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
...Because the HIV antibodies that are made by the immune system are not efficient in trapping and containing the virus. This is not the case with measles Read more »

HIV Antibodies and other antibodies

I have been told that when someone has antibodies to a virus, he is protected or immune against... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

...viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory,... Read more »
Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

...Tomaras says they might be able to find ways to duplicate or enhance it, thereby boosting the body's defense system. 2F5-like antibodies belong to a class of immune cells called broadly neutralizing antibodies, one of the body's most powerful... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antibody Discovery Could Lead to HIV Vaccine: Study

...ever been seen before," research leader Ian Wilson of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., said in a statement. Antibodies are usually able to recognize an invader by structures on its surface, called antigens, and can either call... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

New Findings Suggest Strategy to Help Generate HIV-Neutralizing Antibodies

... New discoveries about anti-HIV antibodies may bring researchers a step closer to creating an effective HIV vaccine, according to a new paper co-authored by scientists Read more »
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HIV antibodies - always detectable?

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...I've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a Read more »

HIV ANTIBODIES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ARE HIV ANTIBODIES MORE DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE THAN OTHER VIRAL INFECTION ANTIBODIES? WHY DOES IT NOT TAKE 6MONTHS/3MONTHS TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES Read more »