Average Time Hiv Antibodies

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Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

Hi doctor, 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...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I agree with you-- two years is too long. Seroconversion usually occurs within 6 months, and that's an outer limit; most people seroconvert within 3 months. Although the antibodies do not appear to be very protective against HIV, infected people... Read more »

Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

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Maximum time of the HIV antibody production?

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