Jan 11, 2001
If you where seeing a person at 3 months following a high risk exposure, usually is there any need for any observations? Do any signs usually linger at 3 months?
Aside from an antibody test, would you run any other test for analysis?
Response from Dr. Young
I typically follow people with high risk exposures at 1, 3 and 6 months. Many people with true infection may be entirely asymptomatic, even at 3 or 6 months.
Following exposure to HIV, I'd certainly want to know about the status of other bloodborne diseases, particularly hepatitis B and C. -BY
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
lymph node glands - BY
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