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Delayed Infection

Mar 9, 2001

Kudos to you for your help you give everyone!! In past answers you mention the "possibility of delayed establishment of infection". Does this mean that a person could be exposed, but the virus not establish itself for a delayed period of time? Is this common? Could "AIDs-anxiety" cause immune suppression to the point of causing a delayed infection? Thanks for your help!!!

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There have been periodic reports of people who have been exposed to HIV and had a possible "aborted infection", as determined by negative antibody tests, but evidence of T cells responses to HIV specific antigens. These people on followup were found not to be infected. There have also been lots of urban legends espoused on this forum of people exposed to HIV but with delayed evidence of active infection. I am still waiting for the documented objective evidence of these findings.

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