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Dr.Wohl do these results qualify?
May 29, 2003


I tested negative for hiv at 2 months. Should i trust these results. How long does it typically take for someone to develop detectable antibodies?

Response from Dr. Wohl

Depending on the test being used most people will have detectable antibodies to HIV about 6 to 12 weeks following infection. By 6 months virtually everyone will demonstrate HIV antibodies using any of the later generation assays used in the US, western Europe and Australia.

To be more certain, you can certainly be retested at 6 months and if that is negative (and there have been no further potential exposures) you can be reassured you are not infected. DW

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