|being infected with hiv and reinfected two weeks later
Apr 29, 1999
i think i was infected with hiv and two weeks later reinfected. i been felling sick for for 5 months. i had oral thrush a week after my last exposure. i've tested negative at 5months with hiv antibody and pcr. could it be some kind of std or does it take longer to serconversion if you were infected and reinfected two weeks later? i was told the window period is 6 months. do people serconverse after 6 months?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
It is unlikely you are HIV infected with negative antibody tests at 5 months. A reexposure 2 weeks after the first would reset the clock by much. As has been discussed on this forum before between 95-99% of people seroconvert by 3 months and 6 months respectively. A handful of people in the published literature have seroconverted later. MH
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