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how long after infection does hiv take to show up

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Average is 25 days: After an exposure to hiv, most people (if they become hiv-positive) will develop antibodies that can be detected by HIV tests sometime between 2 to 8 ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: A few days after infection a person may have flu like symptoms. Then months, usually years later, other symptoms appear. See this site for more info. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Probably from 1-6 mo: This window apparently can vary with the individual seroconversion. The recommended testing of patients is at initial exposure, at 6 weeks, at 3 mont ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
At least 4 weeks: Modern elisa tests are considered accurate at about 4 weeks, but testing protocols usually check at 3 months as well, just to be safe (with prophylax ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sort of : In a small number of people, the HIV receptor is not functional and the person is naturally resistant to HIV. It is unlikely that the person would ha ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The result is conclusive.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: The earliest symptoms may appear in a couple of weeks from time of acquisition of infection and consist of flu like illness. Many infected people hav ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variable: Most people will not show symptoms in the first few months. If left untreated , the disease will keep on progressing until it kills you. It is rare ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Not really: A full blood count, has a variety of different tests that are performed as part of it, but an HIV test is not a standard one. You have to give permiss ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: A yeast infection cannot cause HIV infection. Thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth, can be an early sign of hiv/aids in at risk persons.
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