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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can HIV symptoms start showing after three months since exposure?

Can HIV symptoms start showing after three months since exposure?

No: Usually, HIV presents with a tonsillitis presentation about 4 weeks after initial exposure (fever, sore throat, body aches, lymph node enlargement) but then it subsides to emerge as aids years ago, although, cases of less latency (1-2 years) have been described. At 3 months, infected patients don't normally have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
43 years in practice
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Partner said she hasn't had HIV symptoms in more than three months. (2 encounters ago) if she tests negative, is iy possible for me to have symptoms?

Partner said she hasn't had HIV symptoms in more than three months. (2 encounters ago) if she tests negative, is iy possible for me to have symptoms?

No: If you partner tests negative by a HIV nucleic acid test, you are not at risk of HIV if your last contact with her was three months ago. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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Could abdominal pains and softer stools be symptoms of HIV and would a test at three months be conclusive?

Test now: With sexual, personal, medical, or travel exposure to infectious disease, there is no need to wait. Retesting will occur if the first tests are inconclusive. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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What happens if I have had almost all HIV symptoms in 3 months time, does that mean I have it?

What happens if I have had almost all HIV symptoms in 3 months time, does that mean I have it?

Misinformed>: Since you did not describe your symptoms then I cannot comment. I can just teach you that there are no common symptoms of an early HIV infection. If there are symptoms they are transient and not persistent. I'd love for you to share what specifically you are worrying about. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Can you experience HIV symptoms for 3 months and still test negative?

Can you experience HIV symptoms for 3 months and still test negative?

No, not possible: Everybody with a new HIV infection for 3 months has a positive blood test. In fact, the test is almost always positive by 4-6 weeks, depending on exactly what test (or comination of tests) is done. Also, everyone with symptoms from HIV has a positive test within 10 days of the start of symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Could I have HIV and HIV symptoms and still test negative because it hasn't been 3 months?

Yes: It is still possible. Would see an infectious disease doctor who might order some other tests at this point that might clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Myra Skluth
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I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?

I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?

You need meds: See your doctor. You need treatment now. Don't wait until you get symptoms--that is very late. Do not have sex without using a condom or telling your partner about your HIV status. See you doctor to prevent progression of disease! ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Please help me . I am very worried about getting a HIV symptoms. About 3 months ago, i dated with a girl and kissed her upper body . Besides, i touch?

Please help me . I am very worried about getting a HIV symptoms.  About 3 months ago, i dated with a girl and kissed her upper body . Besides, i touch?

Low risk if at all: But it is always a good idea to be tested to further ease your mind. I care for almost 300 HIV infected people and they are all doing quite well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Hiv negative 4th gen at 6 month still got white toung easily scrap, and got dry cough not irritating salty taste. These two symptoms from last 3 month?

Hiv negative 4th gen at 6 month still got white toung easily scrap, and got dry cough not irritating salty taste. These two symptoms from last 3 month?

Not HIV: It is not HIV and your testing for this issue was negative. It could be related to infection. A fungal infection (Candida) is very possible. Other causes are also possible. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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


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