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When Do Hiv Antibodies Form

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Inability to form antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would it be safe to say that if a person did not produce antibodies by 3 years after exposure, they would not be able to fight off common infections. Isn't the antibodies what makes the symptoms of ARS resolve?
I have some non-specific symptoms that... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »

rieter's syndrome and antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was diagnosd with rieter's syndrome a form of arthritis 5 years ago,now after a risky encounter i tested neg at 3 months (90 days) after exposure.I was told by one source that rieter's could effect my body to make antibodys or delay im... Read more »


Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 3 Replies
I think almost every doctor is really excited with how fast technology is moving in the hiv diagnostic area,real time pcr testing will i think eventually replace the boring antibody testing we all know viral load testing,and dna pcr... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
someone on the body asked Dr. Holidny if prolonged stress and fear could delay antibody production. He said theres no studies or data to answer that question. Now i know stress can delay and suppress immune system. I stress almost the entire six... Read more »
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Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ingesting golden showers, even in large quantities, from an HIV-positive buddy would not affect the results of your HIV-antibody test. Generally speaking chronic hepatitis B would not cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. It's worth... Read more »

How quickly do antibodies form

In trying to determin whether a person is going to be determined to have chronic as opposed to acute HVB, how soon after being exposed should antibodies be found in a persons blood?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The incubation period can be as little as two weeks to as long as 12 weeks.... Read more »

Antibodies forming??

Hi Doc. My question is If you had Ars after 16 days of exposure would you have more chance of forming anibodies than someone who got ARS after say 4 weeks/ I ask this as i still have symptoms after 3 months and just recieved a neg result after...
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
Development of symptoms at 15 days or 4 weeks does not predict when antibodies develop.... Read more »

Should I be worried about HIV 2? - resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum.

Dear Dr. Bob,I had protected sex with a sex worker (got carried away - which I regret now). After the act, the condom didn't appear broken, although I didn't check thoroughly.In the fourth week I had a bad sore throat and fever (lasted @4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: an HIV Western Blot should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive/positive screening HIV-antibody test (ELISA, EIA, ICMA, rapid test, etc.). Either the lab ran it by mistake or your doctor/clinic ordered the test... 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 at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anti-HIV Antibodies May Spur AIDS Vaccine Development

According to Barton Haynes, director of the Duke University Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University School of Medicine, Duke researchers may have discovered how to stimulate production of "broadly neutralizing" antibodies, which could lead to the... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH-Led Team Maps Route for Eliciting HIV Neutralizing Antibodies

Top: These images show three antibodies' HIV-binding segments, which neutralize the virus. The VRC01 and VRC03 antibodies were found in the blood of an HIV-infected North American donor, while the VRC-PG04 antibody was found in the blood of an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Potent Antibodies Neutralize HIV and Could Offer New Therapy, Study Finds

Researchers at Rockefeller University, New York, appear to have found another approach to treating HIV infection. They have shown that it is possible to harness proteins from the human immune system to suppress the virus in mice without the need for... Read more »