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Jul 22, 2001

I've heard information stating that the reason why some people take up to 6 months to seroconvert is not because it just takes them longer to seroconvert but because sometimes there may be a delayed viremia phase. Is it true that in some cases, it may take months before the virus even starts replicating in the body. If so, wouldn't it also be true that no test(even pcr)could pick up infection until viremia begins.

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Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although theoretically possible, I haven't seen reported cases.



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