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How long does HIV seroconversion take

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies with person: Generally 2 weeks to 3 months, but there have been reports of people having delayed seroconversion. There are many doctors who think most of these pe ... Read More
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Up to 6 months.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Different tests: There are several tests. "Seroconversion" usually means development of antibody that can be detected in blood tests. The standard, modern HIV antibody ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
No, It will not: No your friend's blood sugar will not interfere with the HIV test.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Don’t worry: Please don’t worry about serial conversions. Just check yourself for both now and in six weeks. You’ll be fine. I feel it in my heart.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multifactorial: The host immune response is a major variable in the length of time for seroconversion.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: You do not have hiv. You must stop wondering. Unless you have a new exposure you are not HIV positive. You can stop testing! please go live in gratitu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
For the lawyers: Nobody knows how often the new HIV tests turn positive "late" because nobody really knows who's done what other risky stuff and not told about it. I'd ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rare: Any lab can make an error on any test. If in doubt get a pcr quantitative assay for your viral load.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Sero-conversion for HIV or any other infection is not a known aphrodisiac.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is Hard to Get: Nope. Once is enough. Antibodies to this virus are forever. Once you are positive you will always test positive on the antibody test.
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