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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is there really anything that can delay seroconversion of hiv and other stds? when would a result be conclusive and not require more testing?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: A nucleic acid test for HIV would be conclusive, if negative at 10-12 weeks after exposure. Fourth generation tests, if negative by 10-12 weeks are also nearly as good. Antibody tests may take 6-12 months to be conclusive.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2017

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