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Why Do Small Proportion Of Hiv Infected Never Make Antibodies

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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 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your friend was "decleared" cured by an herbalist? Hmm. Another herbalist curing HIV/AIDS? And he's not on the cover of TIME magazine? What's up with that? Sorry Charlie, I don't believe it. The cure for HIV/AIDS has not... Read more »

Infection without Antibody production?

Dear Doctor,I have checked through past post for an answer for this question, but was unable to find one. Without HIV antibodies production in the normal case of, 3 months most, 6 months a few, and beyond 6 months very rare, What is the impact on...
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
No serial followup on these proported cases to answer the question.MH... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive HIV test. Had upper R Quadrant pain for 2-3 days when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ingesting golden showers, even in large quantities, from an HIV-positive buddy would not affect the results of your HIV-antibody test. Generally speaking chronic hepatitis B would not cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. It's worth... Read more »
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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 »

small cut and infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am curious on the likelyhood of transmission. I had masturbated another guy, and he had precummed, he did not fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor... Read more »

Antibodies with out without symptoms? Jackie?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you think you are a late converter say you got your test back and are doubting your results.
So your results show negative no antibodies. Hypothetically if this person is by some rare anomaly positive.

Is it more likely that this person would have... 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 »