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Why does the body p24 antigen disappears after a few weeks?
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Why does the body p24 antigen disappears after a few weeks?

Hi, I'm sorry my English worse. My question is: Why does the body p24 antigen disappears after a few weeks? This is due to formation of antibodies? Thx
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P24 Antigen exists before the body reacts to HIV. When it reacts it produces antibodies against the HIV, which cause the P24 Antigen to 'disappear' as you put it.
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Sorry have just re-read my answer and it isnt clear. It always exists, but at higher levels after contracting HIV until the antibodies kick in.
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Ab attach to the the P24 antigen and the P24 can no longer be detected.
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thx, And how much are sensitive tests to capture antibodies when begin to decrease p24 antigen?
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