NORMAL TIME FRAME?
Sep 23, 1998
What is the normal time frame for the following tests to be positive:
Would these test show up HIV if one recently (last month) tested on these tests for an exposure 5 months or 6 months ago? Thanks
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes to your second question. In general from the data that has been published on the subject, RNA and DNA PCR will be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after infection. An HIV antibody test will take a few weeks to become positive (the range is 4-24 weeks for > 99.9% of cases).
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