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Why Do Small Proportion Of Hiv Infected Never Make Antibodies

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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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Why a 400 fold dilution? (Roberto Giraldo AIDS DENIALIST)

What are your thoughts on the below?Medical researcher Dr. Roberto Giraldo, who for the past six years has been working at a lab of clinical immunology at a large New York hospital, published his findings in Continuum's most recent issue. When an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...solubilized virus, nowadays purified recombinant HIV proteins or peptides) is coated onto a plastic surface, usually the bottom of a small well (of which there are traditionally 96) on a "microtiter plate". The unbound viral proteins are then... Read more »

hep B surface antibody negative

I completed the 3 shots of hep B vaccination about 6 years ago. I didn't check if the vaccine was working after the third shot at that time. Recently, I have done a hep B antigen and surface antibody test. I found that the hep B surface antibody...
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
...In a small minority of people, they may not show evidence of surface antibody, even after the three injections. This could be related to Read more »

whats wrong with this guy (Roberto Gilado)

Hi Dr BobThis Roberto guy is such an A****h****l. Thank god he does not practice in NY.For me i do not know what's he mission he can go to hell if there is such thing.This guy is very counter productive. Arguing test are not accurate for diagnosis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...solubilized virus, nowadays purified recombinant HIV proteins or peptides) is coated onto a plastic surface, usually the bottom of a small well (of which there are traditionally 96) on a "microtiter plate". The unbound viral proteins are then... Read more »

HIV1 and HIV2

Do the antibody tests work for different types of HIV infections? I was overseas (South Korea) and have had facial flushing/warm feeling, headache and night sweats for the past 3 months. HIV antibody tests at 2 and 3 month were negative.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...an important distinction between HIV-1 and HIV-2 in terms of antibody testing. HIV-1 antibody tests are unlikely to detect antibodies to HIV-2 and vice-versa. In the United States, the standard antibody test performed is for HIV-1 since HIV-2... Read more »
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Duke Medicine

Duke Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

...class of immune cells called broadly neutralizing antibodies, one of the body's most powerful responses to infection. Only a small fraction of patients with HIV make these antibodies and they typically appear many months after initial... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmission of HIV to the baby. What Are HIV Antibody Tests? As the body fights viruses, the immune system creates antibodies to that virus. HIV antibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's... Read more »
California Institute of Technology

Caltech Scientists Show Why Anti-HIV Antibodies Are Ineffective at Blocking Infection

...almost no advantage over having only one arm. In addition, they found that larger versions of 4E10 were less effective than smaller ones. These results highlight potential obstacles that vaccines designed to elicit antibodies similar to 4E10... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA)... Read more »
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hiv testing back track

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
when taking the test how far does it go back , there so much imformation about window period . CDC sayd 3 months the max why does blood banks sayd 12 months . do they know what they are talking about . 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 Read more »

Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...someone on the body asked Dr. Holidny if prolonged stress and fear could delay antibody production. He said theres no studies or data to answer that question. Now i know stress can delay and suppress immune system. Read more »

Antibodies with out without symptoms? Jackie?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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... Read more »