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6 month always conclusive?

Apr 25, 2013

If a patient isn't receiving chemotherapy, or injecting drugs, is a 6 month antibody test after an exposure always considered 100% conclusive?

Even in the face of ARS, and then persisting symptoms, such as inflamed uvula, rash, and oral thrush, which developed after the encounter in question?

Could today's EIA tests ever fail to detect antibodies after 180 days?

Response from Dr. Wohl

At 180 days the test is conclusive. Don't believe me? Get a combo test or viral load as these detect actual virus.


What is your personal opinion?
Accidental blood spatter and contact from a blood transfusion.

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