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A 24-year-old male asked:

I've heard that after contracting certain diseases individual immune systems sometimes deem the diseases not worth fighting. is this true? if so does that mean that there would be no specific antibodies for a disease that your body decided to ignore?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
No insurance: the antibody response varies depending on the illness. Some directly attack the immune system ( HIV) and certain patients cannot fight off infection or manufacture antibodies ( many/most forms of cancer). Vaccinations often help our bodies form antibodies, but it is not that the body deems these not worth fighting.

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