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HIV SYMPTOMS VS ANTIBODY TESTS

Lets say your "symptoms" are true hiv symptoms, would this lead to a positive antibody test no matter how long after the exposure.

Would a negative antibody test rule out any symptoms you seem to be having no matter how long the exposure was.

For example... Having apparent hiv symptoms within 4 weeks does a negative antibody test rule those symptoms out? or do the symptoms come first and then the antibodies?
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A negative antibody test taken about 4-6 weeks is generally reliable.  Even if you have symptoms, they don't necessarily mean anything, as the cause can be from just day to day life.  

A 4 week test is a high percentage, I believe at 80% +, if not higher.  Still, wait until twelve weeks have come to get tested.  Then, it will generally be at100%
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