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Could I seroconvert late?
May 28, 2012

Does everyone seroconvert within 3 months? It's almost 6 months since my exposure and I think I have swollen lymph nodes near my jaw line. I did get tested NEGATIVE at past 3 months. Am I Negative?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you. Almost all people infected with HIV will develop HIV antibodies in their bloodstream within 3 months of their infection. In some people, it can take as long as 6 months after infection to develop antibodies.

I would feel comfortable telling you that you are HIV negative from what you have described to me.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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