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Is Seroconversion related to production of Antibodies?


A lot of literature around HIV window period state that humans produce antibodies at different times. My question Is whether the production of Antibodies is directly related to the seroconversion process?

So, in theory, if someone has surely gone through seroconversion in the first week or two after exposure, would a Biosure test turn out positive in the 5th or 6th week if the person is indeed HIV positive?

Or is production of Antibodies not directly tied to seroconversion?

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 18th November 2019

Hi BrightFuture, Seroconversion is the process where your body produces the antibodies to HIV. Some people experience symptoms during HIV seroconversion and others don't. About 7 days after the onset of seroconversion a positive line would be triggered. The reason we cannot deem a negative test conclusive until 12 weeks post exposure is due to the fact that there is no way of saying whether or not seroconversion has happened as in some people this could take up to 12 weeks (at 12 weeks a negative test means you have not got HIV therefore HIV seroconversion has not happened. I hope this makes sense however please don't hesitate to contact me if you require more information. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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