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Aug 12, 2001

Will the window period depend on the amount of virus exposed to, say if one were to be exposed to only a minute amount of hiv, would he take longer than another who was exposed to a larger amount to seroconvert? Or is it safe to say that the 6 month window period applies to all circumstances and one should not worry beyond the six month mark if negative?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

We don't know what amount of infetious HIV virus is required for infection, or whether symptoms are different depending on the inoculum (amount) of virus that is transmitted.

Eye Floaters - HIV?
Initial CD4/viral load after recent infection

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