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Why Small Number Of Hiv Infected Don't Produce Antibodies

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Viral loads in those who don't produce antibodies

In rare cases, when someone does not produce antibodies in response to HIV infection(for example, due to agammaglobulinemia or just an atypical host response), do you tend to see higher levels of virus?Thanks....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
These cases are so rare, that I'm not sure of any data that answers this question. BY... Read more »

I started treatment within weeks. Will my body ever stop producing the antibody?

I started treatment 25 days from the day of initial infection, and a week after initially visiting... Read more »

Why antibodies must be produced in 6 months

Sir, I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of "worried-well" postingsregarding... Read more »
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OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

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Release of Data on Small Study Suggesting Smallpox Vaccine May Protect Against HIV Infection Ignites Debate

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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 »

Re: Numbers don't mean anything

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut
Again I find myself being quoted out of context by someone with an anonymous login who has a very simplistic understanding of the world around him. My reference to CD4 counts was simply in relation to the issue of determining likelihood of late... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

Real Risk!!! Means... Infection!!! Don't be a...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I would like this not to be true but... it is, This people may have lied to the docs... But they were in fact positive, long time before the antibodies response. What I'm trying is to make you people understand that somebody is playing with our... Read more »