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When can the infection be diagnosed
Jun 24, 2001

When can the HIV be diagnosed by proper tests after being infected? in other words, if I suspect my infection after a sexual interaction, when can I perform testing, to get acurate results?

Response from Dr. Henry

The standard antibody test are often positive by 6 weeks after infection and essentially always positive by 3-6 months after infection. A HIV RNA test would be positive within 1-2 weeks after infection but is more expensive and note as widely available worldwide. KH

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