Antibodies: Monoclonal and Polyclonal and their Differences

Antibodies: Monoclonal and Polyclonal and their Differences

Post Views: 550 In the study and treatment of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 and Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, one frequently hears the term “antibodies”. Antibodies are protein elements produced by the immune system. They fortify the human body’s defence mechanism to combat bacterial, viral diseases, or antigens and obstruct them from affecting human…

Antibody therapies for the prevention and treatment of viral infections

Antibody therapies for the prevention and treatment of viral infections

Post Views: 459 The recent and still ongoing pandemic of Covid-19 shook the world in ways unimaginable. Labs worldwide were urged to find therapies to prevent and treat this deadly viral infection. Today one often hears the word ‘antibodies’ mentioned during this disease’s treatment and recovery phase. But, What are antibodies?What are the antibody therapies?What…

Signs of Seroconversion and How to Avoid HIV

Signs of Seroconversion and How to Avoid HIV

Post Views: 2,698 Global Statistics on HIV/AIDS released by UNAIDS reveal that in 2020, there were approximately 37.7 million people worldwide with HIV. Indeed, HIV is one of the most severe diseases in the world today. Despite the advanced methods of testing,  this virus cannot be detected immediately after it is contracted. For timely detection…

HIV Seroconversion: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

HIV Seroconversion: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

Post Views: 2,914 Fact: The average risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection after percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood is 0.3 percent.  Most HIV screening tests are fully automated and any look for antibodies to the virus. Consequently, a test performed before the onset of seroconversion will typically yield a negative result for the presence…