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Feb 16, 2003

Doc, If Person A is is healthier at time of contracting HIV than Person B. Would Person A seroconvert before Person B? My thoughts would be yes, because Person A has a stronger immune system and could therefore develop antibodies and fight the HIV virus better. Thanks.

Response from Mr. Kull

It is difficult to say why there are variations in the rate of seroconversion among people infected with HIV; people aren't exact carbon copies of one another, so it is not unusual for people to have variable responses to infections.

It is important to remember that the majority of people will develop a detectable level of antibodies within one month of infection. It is rare that a person would take longer than three months to seroconvert.


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