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How long does aids take to show on a test after entering the blood stream?

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Up to 6 weeks

It can take up to 6 weeks for the HIV antibody test to register a positive result after exposure to the virus.
For this reason, if there is strong suspicion that one might have hiv, it is always advisable to repeat the test at least 6-8 weeks after an exposure to the virus with no intervening risk activity.

In brief: Up to 6 weeks

It can take up to 6 weeks for the HIV antibody test to register a positive result after exposure to the virus.
For this reason, if there is strong suspicion that one might have hiv, it is always advisable to repeat the test at least 6-8 weeks after an exposure to the virus with no intervening risk activity.
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