Nina, I don't want to give you any false hope. It is more likely that an adult cat will throw off the virus than a kitten. There is always a chance the test result was an error.
Do you know what became of Sally's littermates. My experience with kittens is that all in the litter tested positive at 4 weeks of age and remained positive. The Momma cat was also positive. It's great that you have a home lined up for Sally if she remains positive. My four positive babies were adorable and I loved every day I had with them. Sharyl --- On Fri, 10/1/10, vixen...@verizon.net <vixen...@verizon.net> wrote: > From: vixen...@verizon.net <vixen...@verizon.net> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg? > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:54 PM > Hello All, > This question is for a foster kitten I know of that tested > felv+. Her name is Sally and she is only 6 weeks > old. Happily the rescue that Sally is with knows > enough to test again and Sally is being fostered in the > meantime. I'm wondering this, if Sally has tested pos > once, (assuming it was a true pos), then that means she has > been exposed to the disease. If she later tests neg, > does that mean she would be "immune" to felv in the same way > she would had she been vaccinated against it? The > reason I ask is Sally has a potential adopter waiting for > her based on her next test result. This woman already > has an felv+ kitty. > > I'm wondering if there have been any studies done > indicating a cat previously testing pos, then throwing the > virus and testing neg, is less susceptible to contracting > felv when exposed to known positive cats. > Nina > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org