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Why Can't Antibodies Stop Hiv

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HIV Antibody and RNA testing windows

I was contacted by a county health department worker and told I was "named" as a partner of someone who has tested positive and it has scared the hell out of me. They don't give you any information other than you were named so I have no idea of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If indeed your only potential HIV risk was December 2008 and you have had three negative HIV-antibody tests plus one undetectable quantitative HIV plasma viral Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0... Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

... Atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune Read more »
Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

...a highlighted feature online in the Journal of Virology . "The 2F5-like antibody is one of the gold standards for what an HIV vaccine needs to induce, but no one had ever found it before circulating in the blood of infected patients," says... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antibody Discovery Could Lead to HIV Vaccine: Study

...seems to be able to see past this disguise. Austrian researchers discovered it a decade ago in a patient who seemed to resist AIDS. Wilson and colleagues said they have figured out how 2G12 works: It recognizes that while HIV is covered up with... 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 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 »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) Read more »

HIV ANTIBODIES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ARE HIV ANTIBODIES MORE DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE THAN OTHER VIRAL INFECTION ANTIBODIES? WHY DOES IT NOT TAKE 6MONTHS/3MONTHS TO PRODUCE Read more »