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Aug 29, 2000

Is it possible a person tested negative after 5 months is negative?

Response from Mr. Kull

A person who tests negative after five months has a greater than 95% chance that they are not HIV infected (this is according to the literature I have studied). I would even suggest that the 95% mark is a conservative figure. Most people would develop antibodies after three months. There have been only a few rare cases of persons taking longer than six months to develop antibodies to HIV.

Please refer to How long do I have to wait to get tested? for more information on this topic.

RMK



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