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How long after a possible expos...

Most HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV. It can take some time for the immune system to produce enough antibodies for the antibody test to detect and this time period can vary from person to person. This time period is commonly referred to as the “window period”. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks (the average is 25 days). Even so, there is a chance that some individuals will take longer to develop detectable antibodies. Therefore,  Ninety seven percent will develop antibodies in the first 3 months following the time of their infection

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Aug 11, 2008
by alienshadow
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Aug 12, 2008
by alienshadow