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nonamegirl
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Healthy vs. non-healthy.
      #233113 - 10/29/07 01:20 PM

Just a simple question.

Would a person who was healthy, with a strong immune system produce HIV antibodies sooner than someone who was unhealthy, with a weakened immune system? I know it's different for everyone. But generally speaking.

Just curious.

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shadesofgrey
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Re: Healthy vs. non-healthy. new
      #233125 - 10/29/07 08:06 PM

i guess that would depend on how un healthy the person was, chemo patients,drug addicts, primary immunesuppressive people do take longer but for the average person who just catches every cold that comes along the answer would be no.

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vokz
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Re: Healthy vs. non-healthy. new
      #233141 - 10/30/07 05:45 AM

Exactly as shadesofgrey says.

If you are so ill that your seroconversion is much delayed (or you are undergoing a form of treatment which suppresses your immune response), then you will almost certainly already know about it.

If it is just a case of trying to find a reason to justify paranoia and to not believe a negative test at three months, or believe that you are THE exception to the rule, then you are almost certainly not so ill that your immune system will not have produced copious amounts of detectable HIV antibodies.


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