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Is seroconversion rate depends on risk of exposure

I read a lot about antibody generation but confused

Does generation of antibody depends on low risk or high risk of exposure?

Does antibody only Elisa at 6 weeks is conclusive?
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replied March 9th, 2012
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Yes, the chances of early antibody production in any case of infection would depend on the severity of infection. This is the same with HIV too.

As per CDC recommendations, a person who has been exposed to HIV, has to undergo screening for HIV, at least until 3 - 6 months.

Infection with HIV is ruled out only by absence of antibodies in serum, via ELISA for HIV antibodies. ‎

HIV ‎ELISA Tests should be done at least after 4 weeks after a suspected exposure. In 90-97% ‎individuals, ‎Antibodies to HIV take at least 4 -12 weeks to be detected in the blood. Rest of the ‎patients, take upto ‎‎6 months. ‎After 6 months if the test is negative, then it is considered conclusive.




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replied June 25th, 2012
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You keep up to date and stop misleading people with wrong information.

3 months is considered conclusive and 6 months is more than conclusive and now days we have powerful machines to detect antibodies and it shouldnt take six months for someone to get hiv positive

3 months after exposure is required conclusive according to CDC.
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