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delay seroconversion
Apr 11, 2002

There have been cases of delayed HIV seroconversion due to simultaneous co-infection. Have there been cases of delayed seroconversion to HIV due to simultaneous HBV co-infection?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

It is certainly possible that it could happen. Once again if there is any doubt,then the HIV RNA and the HBV DNA will easily diagnose either or both diseases. It is only the antibodies that take longer to change! DTD


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