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Hi, my husband and I both contracted the Covid the first of October. We had not been vaccinated and we were immediately given an antibody infusion and we are doing very well after 6 weeks. We were told if we are required to be tested for Covid again, it will probably come back positive at this time. Does anyone know how long before we will get a negative or will we always show positive. We are in our 70's and would like to travel, now that we are doing so well.

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Hello @jklewis and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. This is obviously one of those areas that gets tricky, especially when you weave in wanting to travel, isn't it? You will notice that I've moved your post into an existing discussion on the same topic.

The first thing I'd like to clarify is what testing you are talking about taking? There are two types of test as you might know. The viral test detects Covid infections and ]the other is to detect Covid antibodies (following an infection).

Here are some resources that may be helpful to you. The first link also contains mention of traveling since you shared your interest in getting back to that.

– COVID-19 Testing Overview:
– Testing, Isolation, and Quarantine for Persons Who Have Recovered from Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection:
When is the last time you tested and when do you plan to re-test?

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