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Longer Than 6 Months For Antibodies To Show Up

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Why antibodies must be produced in 6 months

Sir, I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of "worried-well" postingsregarding anitbody detection after 6 months. Maybe I'm wrong but, "If noantibodies are produced by the body in a reasonable amount of time, (6 months or less after possible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...although morethan 99% of infected persons will show positive by this time, a small numberof people may take longer than the usual 6 months. This can be due toseveral reasons. One is that some people could just naturally take longer torespond... Read more »

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...Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a CD4 count, see Fact Sheet 124 ). How Do I Get Tested? In September 2006, the US Centers for Disease Control recommended routine HIV screening of people in healthcare settings. This should... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV. It can take two months or more for these antibodies to be produced. See Fact Sheet 102 for more information. However, the viral... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral... Read more »
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VENEZOLANO thanks

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...http://www.avert.org/testing.htm THIS IS THE PART THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION: Most people develop detectable HIV antibodies within 6 to 12 weeks of infection. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months. It is exceedingly unlikely that... Read more »

Test GUIDE LINE from CDC

Posted by Anonymous
...infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months after infection, the average being 25 days. In rare cases, it can take up to 6 months. For this reason, the... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months after infection, the average being 25 days. In rare cases, it can take up to 6 months. For this reason, the CDC currently recommends testing 6 months after the last possible exposure (unprotected... Read more »

Window longer than 3 month

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, A antibody test is 99.9% at 3 month, but some person that are extremly rare and I mean extremly Rare does not develop antibodys at all and most of them doesnt produce Read more »