|antibodies time frame...
May 13, 2001
Dear Doc, 1). Whats the most common days does antibodies be visible in the blood screening after the initial infection? 2). What are the possible factors... why does other person's antibodies production might delay like 3 months to 6 months? is it because the person has still an oral thrush and mild stiffness (not pain) in his upper back? I tested 35 days and 90 days after risky exposure, both are non-reactive. I'll be going to get blood srceening test again 6 months + 1 day after that risky day in view of, I have asymptomatic oral thrush in my cheeks and tongue. I got it during the 10 days super burning sensation in my back,going to my neck,ears,chest,and appendix area. I got this 4 days after risky sexual exposure. Hope for your kind opinion. Thank you. I'm 22yrsold, 5'11", 59 kgs (slim), male.
Response from Dr. Henry
Most commonly persons test HIV antibody positive within 3 months after infection. Delays for seroconversion beyond 6 months are very rare. Your symptoms are non-specific. IF you test negataive at 6 months then some other explanation likely exists for your symptoms. KH
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