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When Hiv Positive Person Produce No More Antibodies

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Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... 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 sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

Antibodies and HIV???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just curious, if a person never produced antibodies but had HIV, would it take them the typical eight to ten years to develop symptoms or would their immune system fail alot sooner?? Just curious because I read a journal article about a man who... Read more »
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Producing antibodies to different diseases

Dr. Holodniy, could you please clarify such thing as if a person was able to produce antibodies to some non-HIV disease (Lyme, EBV) does it mean that he would be able to produce antibodies to HIV (unless the man from Utah who was ELISA negative...
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
This case was extremely rare. This patient had been infected for many years, prior to coming to medical attention and was at end stage. It is likely that when he had early infection, if he had been tested, it would have been positive.... Read more »

Why antibodies must be produced in 6 months

Sir, I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of "worried-well" postingsregarding anitbody detection after 6 months. Maybe I'm wrong but, "If noantibodies are produced by the body in a reasonable amount of time, (6 months...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions and comments.It is always important to remember that in medicine, nothing is ever absoluteor 100%. As for the 6 month period of time to show antibodies, although morethan 99% of infected persons will show positive by... Read more »

ability to produce antibodies to hiv?

Hello Dr.Bob,I have a question about producing antibodies for the hiv test.If you have a normal whiteblood count and normal lymphocyte count can you feel assured that you are able to produce antibodies to hiv after the window period? My white blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your exposure was over 10 years ago. You've had 3 negative antibody tests (EIA's) and 1 negative DNA-PCR (this test does not involve antibody production). You just can't get anymore negative than that. Regarding your specific... Read more »

higher viral loads if someone does not produce antibodies?

In the rare cases where people do not produce antibodies to HIV infection, do they always (or almost always)have high viral loads (before treatment with HAART)?Thanks....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
In an HIV infected person absence of HIV antibody almost always indicates the person is in the window period before seroconversion when viral loads are typically in the millions of copies per ml. In end stage cases of AIDS the level of antibody... Read more »
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Argentina, Brazil to Produce Antiretroviral Drugs Together to Improve Access for HIV-Positive People

Argentina and Brazil -- which both provide medication to HIV-positive people at no cost -- plan to establish a co-owned factory where they will produce antiretroviral drugs in an effort to lower the cost of the medications in both countries, Reuters... Read more »
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OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test produced more false positive results than expected when administered to patients in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital , according to a study published this... 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 contracting the virus, according to research presented Thursday at the XVII... 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 study published Sunday in the journal Nature , London's Independent ... Read more »