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How long does HIV take to show up on a blood donor test?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depend when infected

Someone with an acute HIV infection may not show HIV antibody in the blood when tested; however a viral load count and p24 antigen test may detect the virus.
Normally the HIV antibody will be positive by sixth week after an infection.

In brief: Depend when infected

Someone with an acute HIV infection may not show HIV antibody in the blood when tested; however a viral load count and p24 antigen test may detect the virus.
Normally the HIV antibody will be positive by sixth week after an infection.
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