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Hi dr., would a 4th gen hiv test be positive at the time when patient shows initial hiv infection symptoms (during seroconversion)?

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Perhaps Initial symptoms (none, perhaps low fever or swelling of lymph nodes or rash or fatigue or feeling poorly etc, etc) usually appears 2-4 weeks after infection but VERY variable and may not appear for months. Seroconversion, even with 4th generation assay, appears over the same time (2-4 weeks). Either one may appear slightly before the other

Answered 3/7/2021



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