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Friday, March 7, 2014
HIV and AIDS
Can A Person Seroconvert After 21 Years?
If you may have been given an HIV contaminated blood transfusion in 1984 and had an HIV test in 1994 and it was fine, could it show up now in 2005?
It is unlikely that a person will seroconvert after 21 years after a contaminated blood transfusion with HIV-infected blood. A person usually seroconverts within 6 months after transfusion.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati