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Incubation Period Of The Hiv Virus

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can HCV shorten HIV incubation period?

Hello doc. i Was diagnosed with HCV in 2006, negative for HIV (test was given approximately 7 months after last risky behavior).. i am confident that after 4 years of no symptoms (or risky behavior) and a negative HIV test shortly after the 24 week...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No HCV infection would not alter your incubation period of viremia.I would not attribute any of your symptoms within a 24 hour period to HIV.... Read more »

incubation period for HIV

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