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Why Can't Antibodies Fight Off Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are...
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expuose to the HIV virus in a fight

how probably is that i could have been infected in a fight with a theft(african american hiv +ve), that hurt me in my head with something that he had in his hand( ring or jewerly) if he had been bleeding and his blood could have been into my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...6 months would cover even those rare cases of late conversion. Some newer tests that incorporate P24 antigen screening with antibody may elimate the need for these later tests.Best,Joe 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 that specific virus. And that normally vaccines work in this way, provoking an antibody reaction in the blood. However, this does not seem to be the case...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.When a person produces antibodies against a given infection, sometimes thoseantibodies are successful at getting rid of an infection, and sometimes not. Certain Read more »

HIV Antibodies

What are HIV antibodies?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV antibodies are proteins that your body makes to try and fight against HIV infection. HIV serology tests look for evidence of Read more »

hiv antibodies

during actue hiv infection or serconversion in people that devople symptoms does that means the body have devople hiv antibodies to fight the infection, and if so why does it take 6 months for sum people to test positive when they have symtoms of...
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
...kind of virus was transmitted, and what the genetics of a person's underlying immune system is on how quickly you develop the antibodies against HIV. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Interaction Between HIV, Antibody That Helps Fight Infections

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

...researchers said Thursday," the Los Angeles Times reports. "Federal researchers have identified a pair of naturally occurring antibodies that are able to kill more than 90% of all strains of the AIDS virus, a finding they say could lead to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a Read more »

No antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have read that on occasion people with advaning HIV or aids sometimes actually stop producing HIV antibodies so that standard tests will not pick them up. Can some one comment on Read more »

DOES STRESS DECREASE ANTIBODIES?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 1 Reply
...that came back negative also. They were 2 different test. One from a clinic and one from a doctor.Even if I did not produce an Antibodies would there have been any change in my cd4 and cd8? Read more »