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When A Person Is Infected With Hiv How Long Does It Tae For Antibodies To Begin

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...have AIDS as soon as you are infected with HIV. You can be HIV positive for many years with no signs of disease, or only mild-to-moderate symptoms. But without treatment, HIV will eventually wear down the immune system in most people to the point that they have low numbers of CD4 cells and develop more serious OIs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies someone as having AIDS if he or she is HIV positive and has one...
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How long does the vaccination last for(Hepatitis A)?

In regards to this question asked before your answer was they seem to last for a very long time. How long is a very long time? 10,20years? Can you be more specific. Thanks!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...don't routinely check antibodies after immunization since the vast majority respond so well.Other issues that affect surface antibody levels are concomitant illnesses that may cause declines of antibodies, like HIV infection, transplant, etc.... Read more »

AIDS=No antibodies

Do the majority of people with AIDS or long term HIV have positive antibody tests or has their body lost all ability to produce antibodies? Would 3 years be long enough to totally deplete the body of antibodies?
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
...The overwhelming majority with AIDS still have positive antibody tests. If HIV infected for 3 years, they should still have antibodies. Read more »

Antibody production and timeframe

Ryan, I know that it can take up to 6 mos. to have enough antibodies to be detected -- However, once present, how long are the antibodies detectable? Forever? Please clarify. Thank you very much for this awesome service.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...times that seroreversion might happen is in an infant of an infected mother, when someone is in the late stage of infection (AIDS), or after prolonged treatment with antiviral medications. An uninfected infant may retain the antibodies of the... Read more »

Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

Hi doctor, I m medical student. My medical Prof. said to us in my infection lesson about HIV antibody production 2 weeks to 2 years. Is it true? Is there any report about antibody after 6 months?I think 2 years very long time and
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I agree with you-- two years is too long. Seroconversion usually occurs within 6 months, and that's an outer limit; most people seroconvert within 3 months. Although the antibodies do not appear to be very protective against HIV, infected... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

... Atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV... 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 Read more »
California Institute of Technology

Caltech Scientists Show Why Anti-HIV Antibodies Are Ineffective at Blocking Infection

...infection target the proteins that stud the surface of the virus, which stick out like spikes from the viral membrane. But an antibody can only bind to two spikes at the same time if those spikes fall within its span -- the distance the... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies cover everyone. Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary. Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing: Time Accuracy 2 weeks50% 3 weeks75% 4 weeks95% 6 weeks99% 3... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our Read more »

Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after Read more »