|Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?
Apr 22, 2001
Hi MD John A. Bartlett, I m medical student. My medical Prof. said to us in my infection lesson about HIV antibody production 2 weeks to 2 years. Is it true? Is there any report about antibody after 6 months? I think 2 years very long time and impossible. my second Question : same Prof. said some people body Didn't produce HIV antibody? thank u
| Response from Dr. Bartlett
Dear Medical Student, with the available assays for HIV antibodies, persons should always test positive within 6 months of becoming infected. Older assays did not perform as well, and it may have taken longer to detect antibodies. Most patients take 4-12 weeks to begin to make antibodies. Good luck with med school, it is a great career!
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