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Adequate H1n1 Antibodies After Infection
If i had a current h1n1 flu infection and were given the h1n1 vaccine, will it prevent a future h1n1 infection if i was to be exposed to the virus again after my body clear the first infection?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I just recovered from H1N1 swine flu infection and feel very week, testless and loss of apettite. I want to regain my stamina and vitalityw?
Mgt: It is quite common after the flu infection to feel weak. I would suggest eating well, including sources of lean protein in your diet. Rest and recover. If you begin to have a fever again, then your PCP can follow up. A virtual appt is available online at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
Gradual decline: Antibody production peaks at around 3-4 weeks then gradually declines. After several months they decline to lower levels but enough to confer lifelong protection in the case of certain infections like measles. Additionally once reexposed, the immune system has memory cells that can ramp up production much faster than the initial infection. AB to some agents are not lifelong. ...Read more
After infection with HIV i read it takes people on average 25 days to develope antibodies and test positive, but it can take 3-6 mos. Is that true?
Would your body have antibodies 12 years after HIV infection. I read after so long ur body stop producing them is that true?
Reactivated EBV 9 months after first infection. Could i be immunodeficient? Antibody count: 65 ab VCA igm; 53 ea ab igg; 431 ab VCA igg; 289 ebna igg.
No: Unfortunately ebv stays alive forever in one's lymphocytes and can get activated easily in susceptible people without known immunodeficiency. However you may call that an immunodeficiency given that all people have been infected with it yet only few would have recurrent ebv problem. ...Read more
4-6 months: detectable for 4-6 months then replaced with IgG which is probably detectable for life. ...Read more
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