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HIV Antibody test

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  • Posted By: Atticus27
  • August 12, 2011
  • 08:59 AM

Hello there,

Im just looking for some information regarding the HIV Antibody test and how accurate it is?

I've had 4 of these tests, over a 6 year period (all relating to one sexual incident 7 years ago). Every test has come back negative.

Has there ever been cases of people going for years and years without having HIV antibodies in their system, despite having the virus and having symptoms? I'm told that most people develop these antibodies between 3-6 months after infection. Could it really take over 5 years in some cases?

The hospital have told me to stop going back for testing because I simply don't have the disease and my symptoms must be caused by something other than HIV?

Any advice/info would me much appreciated.

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