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Seroconverted = Anti body detectable?
Dec 27, 2008

Hi Dr Bob, Merry Christmas to you, I asked a question a while back but you didnt answer. I had a very risky encounter 4 weeks ago, ( brief unprotected vaginal intercourse) with a female CSW, I had my test done recently (4 weeks mark), It says c/so 0.39, My Question is: If i had been feeling all kinds of symptoms of ARS during the first 2 weeks after the encounter, would that mean that the antibody should have been detectable by the 4th week? I am assuming this on the basis symptoms = body seroconverting, and thus 2 weeks after the symptoms, antibodies would have been detected? please kindly advice doc. Appreciate it.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

With or without "symptoms," HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive.

Dr. Bob



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