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Can normal blood tests detect signs of HIV two years after infection?

Can normal blood tests detect signs of HIV two years after infection?

Antibody to HIV: Routine blood tests do not examine for HIV and may not detect any abnormality due to HIV at two years after exposure. Antibody to HIV would be positive at that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can a HIV infected person live a normal life?

Can a HIV infected person live a normal life?

Yes: The sexual part of someone's life changes, and probably quite a bit. However people live with HIV and have 'normal' healthy lives despite the HIV history. ...Read more

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If i get diagnosed HIV positive does that mean i'm not going to be able to live a somewhat normal life?

If i get diagnosed HIV positive does that mean i'm not going to be able to live a somewhat normal life?

Life can be good: I hope that you test HIV negative, but with today's medications, your life can be near-normal. You'll need to disclose your status to the person if you plan to marry and if you're ethical to any partner. Your may not be able to get an organ transplant, and there will be some medication side-effects. Whatever happens, be strong and love wisely. ...Read more

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Some doctors says that HIV pozitive people with new treatments can live only 13 to 15 years . Is it true why can't we live normal life as others. ....

Some doctors says that HIV pozitive people with new treatments can live only 13 to 15 years . Is it true why can't we live normal life as others. ....

HIV Longevity: There is no doctor worth his salt that would be saying this. So, I am not sure where you got this blatantly false information. All recent longevity studies concerning men with HIV in the world show that the life span of someone infected with HIV and with access to medication can now expect at least 50 years or more of life post infection. ...Read more

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If someone was raped as a child, would it be likely to have HIV 18 years later without any symptoms and living a normal life? The raped occurred 18 years ago. The person lives a perfect normal life. Average weight and no symptoms or sickness during those

If someone was raped as a child, would it be likely to have HIV 18 years later without any symptoms and living a normal life? The raped occurred 18 years ago. The person lives a perfect normal life. Average weight and no symptoms or sickness during those

According : According to a 2010 review in "the journal of the american medical association, " fewer than one-half of one percent of untreated hiv-infected individuals remain asymptomatic for up to 20 years. Most people with untreated HIV infection develop aids within a decade of infection. Treatment with antiviral drugs improves survival and helps prevent progression to aids. The chance of HIV infection in the person mentioned in your question is very low. If you suspect HIV infection, a simple blood test will address your concerns. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about this test. ...Read more

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Would 5 days afet unsafe sex be enough to do HIV RNA test?I feel if i wait longer stress going to kill me i can't do my work i can't live normal life

Would 5 days afet unsafe sex be enough to do HIV RNA test?I feel if i wait longer stress going to kill me i can't do my work i can't live normal life

You are a human: Nature cannot possibly be changed because of your anxiety. The HIV RNA test is a miracle. But five days is not in any way long enough to be accurate for testing. Nature cannot be changed. You must wait sixteen more days. Sorry. Suicide is also not in any way an option in this setting. Hiv is not in any way guaranteed. Hiv infection occurs 1 out of 100 times after exposure to a positive person. ...Read more

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Can HIV be transmitted if an infected person bites a normal person?

Can HIV be transmitted if an infected person bites a normal person?

Yes, but: Blood would have to be drawn and the hiv+ person would need to have a high viral load (not on meds). This would be more likely to occur before the person knew they were hiv+ now. It is also quite unlikely without blood-to-blood contact though HIV is present in saliva in lower amounts. Oh, and hiv+ people are "normal" as is anyone with a disease - you should use the term hiv- or non-infected! ...Read more

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Will HIV eventually kill a person young or can they live normal and healthy?

Will HIV eventually kill a person young or can they live normal and healthy?

See details: With appropriate antiviral therapy there is a very good chance for one tolive a long, normal life. ...Read more

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Will a full blood cont show hiv and if my cells are normal dose that mean evening is ok ?

Will a full blood cont show hiv and if my cells are normal dose that mean evening is ok ?

No and no: A normal blood count does not rule out HIV and usual blood test do not reveal HIV. You need to get a specific test for HIV. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/guidelines/testing.html ...Read more

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Does HIV symptoms occur a week after exposure? I'm NT sure of his status but probably he's clean. But am I having normal flu or a symptome? Been aweek

Does HIV symptoms occur a week after exposure? I'm NT sure of his status but probably he's clean. But am I having normal flu or a symptome? Been aweek

Unlikely: It takes weeks for symptoms to develop with HIV and thus you likely have a cold. This is a reminder that safe sex practice will likely reduce a lot of anxiety in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more