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What Prevent The Development Of Antibodies To HIV

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why do some take longer to develop HIV antibodies?

I wonder if there is any information or if there are any studies which inicate why some people take longer to develop detecable levels of antibodies in thier blood than others. i know that the averageis 25 days, but I wonder if there is a reason...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The documented cases of late seroconversions (people who have taken longer than six months to test positive on antibody tests) are limited to healthcare workers who had occupational exposures. These types of exposures are different than exposures Read more »

Which Immunosuppressive Medications inhibit/slow Development of HIV antibodies

Dear Dr. Holodniy:I believe that you have stated in previous answers toquestions that some... Read more »

New Antibody Discovered for HIV

I have just watched a CNN interview with Dr. Fauci that revealed the discovery of a new antibody to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibodies Present in Long-Term HIV Survivors Could Contribute to Vaccine Development, Study Says

...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 reports. Michel... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Two Antibodies Could Move AIDS Vaccine Development Forward

...two-thirds of the world's infected people live, the group collected blood samples from 1,800 people who had been infected with HIV for at least three years without developing symptoms," according to Bloomberg(Waters, 9/3). "Such individuals are... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

...molecular structure of VRC01 when attached to the CD4 binding site. They then examined this structure in light of natural antibody development to ascertain the steps that would be needed to elicit a VRC01-like antibody through vaccination. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibodies Could Prevent HIV Transmission, Research Indicates

... Antibodies that prevent some HIV-positive people from progressing to AIDS could be used to develop microbicides or a vaccine to prevent HIV-negative people from Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy attached to the antigens on the solid phase. Following another wash, addition of an appropriate substrate results in color development that is detected by a spectrophotometer and is proportional to specific HIV antibody concentration in the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning that you now have immunity to HIV, testing positive is said to mean... Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that indivudual body response varies to the virus upon infection and that is why the time it takes for 1 person to produce antibodies differs from the other. Logically, when is the earliest we can conclude that the infection do not exists.... Read more »

Politician Talk about Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous
...The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection are actually looking for antibodies produced by an individuals immune system when they are exposed to HIV. Most people Read more »