How long infected? Test?
Jan 6, 2007
Is there a test that will determine how long you've had HIV for?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Not really. Previous negative test results can serve as a proxy for how long people have been infected. There is a special antibody test that can tell with some realiability if people have been recently infected (within 4 months), but is not able to say anything about people who have been infected for a longer period of time, just how long they have been infected. This assay is not readily available for use.
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