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seroconversion
Sep 2, 2008

Dr. Bob,

Let's say someone is infected by relatively small/weak amount of the virus. Would these factors cause seroconversion to take longer than 3-6 months? I put myself at a rather low-risk encounter where a small amount of blood may have entered my body. Thanks.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Nope! HIV doesn't work that way. Even a miniscule amount of virus, if taken up by the body, can cause a full-blown infection. HIV can reproduce itself billions of times per day when activated.

Dr. Bob



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