The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

concerning window period and early symtoms

Mar 23, 2001

Hello professor:

I wanna know that are most poeple going have some Acute HIV Infection Symtom during the early seroconversions.

Another question is that New York State Search Assocaition has published an artical( said that "Most people infected with HIV will develop enough antibodies to be detected by our current HIV antibody tests four weeks after the exposure"

So if a person who have no Symtons of Acute Infection and who has been tested negative at more than 5 weeks after risky beheavior , it is unlikly the he got infected?

Thank you very much!!

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Most people have symptoms. Some will not. I think 5 weeks is not enough time for antibody testing to rule out infection.

How long should you be tested?
Viral load and T-20

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint