Why Can't Antibodies Fight Off Hiv
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Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. 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 antibodies work well against some diseases (such as... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe primary mechanism is cell mediated immunity. This is accomplished by cytotoxic CD8 T cells. MH... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaThe antibodies are not potent enough to eliminate HIV from the body and they are completely ineffective at eliminating the virus that is present inside the cells. Further, the virus has the ability to mutate so that the antibodies directed against... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,This information is still hot off the press and very preliminary. Perhaps we'll hear more at the upcoming International AIDS Meetings in Vienna. See below for what we know so far. Stay tuned to The Body and we'll keep you informed as... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyGood Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »
Posted by xtreme, 1 ReplyI'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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesWould 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 »
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