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Mar 24, 2012

Hi, i took an hiv test 5 months after an encounter and it was negative.. I have read extensively and i know that a 5 month test is conclusive. My question is... does excessive drinking and smoking weaken the immune system enough to delay the prescence of antibodies in a 5 month test? i have read that chemotherapy patients and intraveneous drug users take longer for the antibodies to appear. would it be the same for excessive drinking and smoking? thanks

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