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What is Seroconversion

Aug 17, 1998

Dear Doctor,

Could you please tell me what Seroconversion is ?


Response from Dr. Holodniy

Seroconversion is a word that means the time when antibodies against HIV are made by the immune system and can be detected in the blood. When people become infected with HIV, it takes a few days for the infection to become evident. Very early, we can detect HIV infection by measuring the levels of virus. Antibodies are not present in the blood yet (preseroconversion). A few weeks later, the body begins making antibodies against the virus, which can now be detected by conventional tests (seroconversion). MH

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