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dont dance

Sep 15, 1998

have you ever had to confirm a late antibody positivity with other test and is pt 11.5 high pt control 11.3 ,inr 1.0

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I would say that every acute HIV infection I have seen or been involved with has had a positive HIV antibody by 6 months after exposure. All of these folks had positive plasma viral loads or DNA PCR tests from blood cells positive by 2-4 weeks after exposure. If what you mean by pt is protime, a value of 11.5, with a control of 11.3 and an inr of 1.0 would be considered normal. This test measures the blood's ability to clot. MH

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