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Why do HIV experts say a duo test performed atleast 4 weeks after exposure to be conculsive?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Antibodies: It takes weeks for your body to develop antibodies after exposure to viruses.
Answered on May 4, 2014

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