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Not having a spleen would that slow down detection of HIV antibodies?
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No effect
The absence of a spleen should not slow down detection of HIV antibodies as the spleen is not necessarily involved in the detection of HIV antibodies.
A standard HIV test looks for HIV present in the blood and is not affected by the presence or absence of a spleen.

In brief: No effect
The absence of a spleen should not slow down detection of HIV antibodies as the spleen is not necessarily involved in the detection of HIV antibodies.
A standard HIV test looks for HIV present in the blood and is not affected by the presence or absence of a spleen.
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No
The screening test to detect HIV antibodies is among the most accurate & sensitive diagnostic tests in medicine.
There is no significant change in detection of HIV antibodies in people without a spleen. All patients with HIV have a delay in the detection of antibodies following transmission of the virus. This may last anywhere from a couple of weeks to 6 months. Most tests are + by 6 weeks.

In brief: No
The screening test to detect HIV antibodies is among the most accurate & sensitive diagnostic tests in medicine.
There is no significant change in detection of HIV antibodies in people without a spleen. All patients with HIV have a delay in the detection of antibodies following transmission of the virus. This may last anywhere from a couple of weeks to 6 months. Most tests are + by 6 weeks.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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