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am I correct in my understanding that hiv does not start to affect hormones at a 1.5 years? It typically occurs in a later phase?
Yes, that is correct.
Is it possible that it could have delayed seroconversion?
No, there is no evidence that it will delay seroconversion, as I said before.
Which people are you referring to. Everybody tests negative initially and then tests positive later. But people will test positive for HIV by the end of the testing window.
What do you mean by "which is?" Everybody is every person.
It is what we talked about the other day, when I said that the only test that is 100% is the test done at 12 weeks (3 months).
The odds of that are what we have discussed.
CBCs typically are normal initially after exposure. It takes some time for the CD4 count (a type of lymphocyte) to decrease significantly, and even when the CD4 decreases, the other white blood cells are frequently normal, so the overall CBC looks normal.
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