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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many, many years: Once infected, the virus hides out indefinitely. This constant presence makes the immune system continually produce the igg type of antibody to the vi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Self-isolate: If infected with Covid-19, symptoms can begin anywhere from day 3 to day 8. Look for fever/chills, dry cough, shortness of breath, extreme tiredness, ... Read More
Dr. Anshul Gandhi
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
COVID19 Asymptomatic: Individuals with exposure to COVID-19 positive patients should remain home and self quarantine for at least 14 days from most recent exposure. Higher ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Brown
23 years experience Preventive Medicine
90 days: Regarding the window period, if you may have been exposed to syphilis less than 3 months ago (window period) and get tested for syphilis, there is a r ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
15 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Yes: It is not as accurate as a full two stage blood test and must be followed up by a western blot but it is designed to be more likely to give a false po ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Pathology: This is the wrong forum and it is not your job to tell your physician what tests to order. You physician will order the appropriate screening test ava ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
2 weeks: Blood test for syphilis becomes positive 2 to 4 weeks after infection is acquired. Neg. at 2 months=no syphilis. Were you exposed to syphilis? To oth ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Any antibody response should be present by 3 months. The cmia test detects p24 antigen and may turn negative after several months when the immune sys ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Two or three windows: From the time of infection, tests for HIV nucleic acid become positive in 1-3 weeks, test for HIV proteins usually becomes positive in an other couple ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
4-6 weeks: Nearly conclusive (98-99%) 4 weeks after the last possible exposure and 100% conclusive any time 6 weeks after exposure.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Best HIV Testing: If there is a high risk exposure the newer HIV dna or RNA viral testing can pick up the infection by 21 days. Remember if you do have a high risk e ... Read More
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