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please help I can't sleep

Jul 15, 2001

Dear Dr. Holodniy

I had a p24 antigen test and the standard HIV 1/2 antibody test done 33 days after a low risk exposure (receiving oral sex for 50 secs). Both results were negative. The doctor said this was very very good because if I was infected the p24 would be positive and if I was finished seroconverting then the p24 test would turn negative however at this point there would be a sufficiant number of antibodies binding to the p24 proteins to turn the antibody test positive or at least indeterminate. Before I let my gaurd down and start relaxing I just wanted to ask you if this made sense.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer this question. PS I love your forum

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I will comment only that what your doctor said about p24 antigen is correct.

Testing for antibodies
6 months plus seroconversion

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