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Interesting Question
Mar 1, 2001

Dr. Mark, I have read several times where a viral load will show within a month (especially the new ultrasensitive). Is this because most people have ARS during the first month? In other words, if ARS showed at six weeks after exposure, would the viral load probably be dedected at four weeks anyhow? Or, does the viral load only show up positive once ARS begins?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The timing of symptoms and appearance of viral load have been difficult to directly correlate. Usually however, viral load appears and symptoms follow rather quickly after.



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