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Why Can't Antibodies Fight Off Hiv

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American Society for Microbiology

Breast Milk Antibody Fights HIV but Needs Boost

"This finding indicates that enhancement of these responses through vaccination could help reduce HIV transmission via breastfeeding," says corresponding author Sallie Permar of Duke University, Durham, NC. While HIV-specific antibodies have been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Interaction Between HIV, Antibody That Helps Fight Infections

HIV gradually depletes the number of functioning B cells, an antibody that fights infections, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine that reveals another method used by HIV to affect the immune system, IANS/... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: The Gay "Suicide Cult"; Finding Antibodies for HIV; HIV+ and Transgender; and More

HIV News & Views, May 23, 2013 - TheBody.com May 23, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Dave R.: The Gay Scene and "The Biggest... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 antibodies work well against some diseases (such as... Read more »

Antibodies and the HIV virus

Are there any other mechanisms the body has to fight the HIV virus other than antibodies to the virus? If so, what are they?...
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 primary mechanism is cell mediated immunity. This is accomplished by cytotoxic CD8 T cells. MH... Read more »

HIV Antibodies

If the immune system develops antibodies against HIV why is this not enough to fight off the virus completely or opress it all the infected person's life?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The 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 »

New Antibody Discovered for HIV

I have just watched a CNN interview with Dr. Fauci that revealed the discovery of a new antibody to fight the transmission of the HIV virus. Will this new antibody also become the basis for a possible cure for the disease. It sounds to good to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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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Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good 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 »

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 »

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 »