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Infectious Diseases

RE: hpv virus

06/05/2005

Question:

how long doe it take the virus to be in your blood stream etc. before the is enough of the virus to tbe detected. does it take 3,6 months before you know you have this virus? i guess i`m asking how long do you have to have this virus before it can be detected?

Answer:

There are many different hepatitis virses, so it is difficult to answer these questions. Please note, however that for some of the viruses there can be a delay of several months (perhaps up to 12). This should be discussed specifically with your health care provider.

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Response by:

Gary   Roselle, MD Gary Roselle, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati