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Actual time it takes the virus to be detectable in the blood?
Jan 8, 2012

I would like to know the time it take a person who has just been infected with the H.I.V. virus to show up in the blood to be detectable? Is it different from person to person? I've been told it only takes 3 to 6 months for it to show up in an infected person's blood.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The virus itself can appear in a matter of days. You may be referring to certain HIV antibody tests.



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