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Can HIV antibodies test chemiluminescene gave false negative, after 5 months of exposure and after 2 months when you develop some symptoms?

Can HIV antibodies test chemiluminescene gave false negative, after 5 months of exposure and after 2 months when you develop some symptoms?

HIV: What are ahiv symptoms? There are, in general, no common symptoms that are in any way diagnostic of early HIV infection.

It is unlikely for this test to give a false negative. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up — get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV disease may present as a mononucleosis-like syndrome, may have neurological findings, but is often asymptomatic. Late in the course of HIV disease the symptoms are related to the infections and other conditions associated with immune deficiency. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed the best thing to do is to go and be tested. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hiv?

What are symptoms of hiv?

Acute or chronic?: Acute HIV can look like a lingering flu-like syndrome, with fevers, chills, night sweats, sore throat, fatigue, rash, abdominal pain or nausea, etc. This can be diagnosed with an HIV antibody or viral load test. Chronic HIV may be asymptomatic, or may show weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, yeast infections, or skin problems. Every adult should have at least one HIV test. ...Read more

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What are d symtops of hiv?

What are d symtops of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV infection often presents with symptoms of a mononucleosis-like syndrome, with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, muscle aches, etc., but can present with neurological symptoms or almost anything, but is often without any symptoms. Hiv/aids can present with any symptoms depending upon the secondary infection or malignancy which may occur. ...Read more

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What are early HIV symptoms?

What are early HIV symptoms?

Varies tremendously: Symptoms can vary from weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, skin rashes (Kaposi sarcoma to macular type rashes), pneumonia (Pneumocystic jerovecki), swollen lymph nodes (in the most serious case Berkitt's lymphoma), night sweats.......and then again can present with nothing at all! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiv?

What are the symptoms of hiv?

There are many.: Symptoms of HIV can vary greatly. During acute infection only about 30% of people experience anything you would call a symptom such as fevers night sweats chills and swelling of lymph nodes over their body. Severe weight loss and diarrhea are usually more progressive signs of infection present usually after months to years. Skin cancers such as kaposi's sarcoma can also arise but these are all. ...Read more

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What are the symptom of hiv?

What are the symptom of hiv?

Flu-like : Commonly there are no symptoms in early HIV infection. A month or two later one can have flulike symptoms such as fever, chills, fatigue, swollen lymphnodes, achy joints and muscles, diarrhea among other symptoms. If you have had unprotected sex and you are worried, it is best to be checked for HIV and Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases ...Read more

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What are the main HIV symptoms?

HIV serosconverion: Fever, night sweats, diarrhea, weight loss, rashes...just to name a few. ...Read more

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When before HIV symptoms start?

When before HIV symptoms start?

Varies per person.: Within a few weeks of being infected with hiv, some people develop flu-like symptoms that last for a week or two, but others have no symptoms at all. People living with HIV may appear and feel healthy for several years. However, even if they feel healthy, HIV is still affecting their bodies, and can be spread to other people. Swollen lymph glands and fatigue are common symptoms after a few years. ...Read more

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Could this be a symptom for HIV?

Could this be a symptom for HIV?

Please rephrase: Could what be a symptom for HIV? We'd love to answer. Let us know. ...Read more

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How long does HIV symptoms last?

HIV: Symptoms of acute HIV disease, when they occur, are highly variable and there is no way to predict in individual patients how long they are going to last. ...Read more

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Hi what are the symptoms of HIV?

Consult physician: The majority of people infected by HIV develop flu-like illness within 1 or 2 mo. After the virus enters the body. Acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Possible symptoms include: fever, muscle soreness, rash, headache, sore throat, mouth or genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands, mainly in neckjoint pain, night sweats, and diarrhea. Other infections can cause sore throat, swollen glands, night sweats. ...Read more

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How long could HIV symptoms occur?

Complicated answer: The question you asked is a difficult one. Only about 30% of people at initial infection will experience any kind of symptomatology such as night sweats lymph node swelling or diarrhea. In general terms it's believed to take anywhere from 5 to 10 years to effectively dismantle the immune system enough to start getting what we referred to as opportunistic and life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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How long the symptoms last of hiv?

HIV: Symptoms of acute onset HIV infection may last 6 to 12 weeks, but this is quite variable from individual to individual. ...Read more

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What is the early symptoms of hiv?

HIV is hard to get?: Many people do not have many symptoms. But, they would be like a flu-- muscle aches and severe fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of hiv?

What are the first symptoms of hiv?

Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested. ...Read more

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When do HIV symptoms start to occur?

When do HIV symptoms start to occur?

Unique to person: 'Window period' between infection and showing signs of HIV related disease such as functional immune suppression with serious infections or development of malignancies or marked weight loss varies from person to person and in part depends upon the persons underlying health at time of infection and other factors such as nutrition. Typical time measured in years (like 5 to 6 years) without therapy. ...Read more

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What is the most common HIV symptom?

...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. Hiv is treatable, so be sure to get tested and know your status. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of hiv?

What are some symptoms of hiv?

Acute HIV: Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you could have hiv, get tested. ...Read more

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Can HIV symptoms persist for 5months?

HIV: Without treatment HIV symptoms will persists until you die from an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of HIV?

HIV symptoms: Fever, body aches, lymph node swelling can occur after primary infection (few weeks) — eventually weight loss and unusual infections would be typical if untreated. ...Read more

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How long does early HIV sympthoms last?

HIV infection: Most people who get HIV do not have any 'early symptoms'. Some people get the worst 'flu' of their lives. The bigger story here is that if anyone has a high risk exposure there is a way to prevent infection. But, one must act within 72 hours of the exposure for this miracle to work.

I would be more interested to know you symptoms and why you think it may be hiv. ...Read more

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How lon does early HIV symptoms pesist?

Days to weeks: Symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome (primary HIV infection) typically a few days to a week. In unusual cases they can last for several weeks, but not longer than a month. ...Read more

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Can hiv symptoms start after 3-4 days?

Unlikely: Flu like symptoms may occur a few days to weeks after exposure, just 3-4 days would be highly exceptional. ...Read more

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What different HIV symptoms are common?

What different HIV symptoms are common?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with hiv. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Typical common symptoms may be very nonspecific, such as fever, weight loss, cough, or rash. As you can tell, these may also represent a typical cold or flu. Thus, the general recommendation is if you are concerned about hiv/aids, get tested. ...Read more

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Can my HIV negative be a false negative?

Maybe but unlikely..: Timing can be important in HIV testing. If testing is conducted within a very short time of possible exposure, then it is possible for a false negative result. In general, current HIV tests are highly accurate. If you are concerned, then a retest may help. It would be good to discuss your exact situation and dates of exposure and testing with a doc or at a clinic where testing is performed. ...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