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Hiv Seroconversion Syndrome
Varies with person: Generally 2 weeks to 3 months, but there have been reports of people having delayed seroconversion. There are many doctors who think most of these people had more recent reexposures rather than delayed responses, but hard to always document clearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the longest seroconversion for hiv? Does having 3 negative results through rapid test 1yr, 2yrs and 3yrs after last sex conclusive? Thanks!
No : Not really , unless window period.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does a nonreactive/neg HIV 1/2 AG/AB 4th GEN/RFL mean? Why does it say it does not exclude HIV and that seroconversion is variable?
For the lawyers: Nobody knows how often the new HIV tests turn positive "late" because nobody really knows who's done what other risky stuff and not told about it. I'd accept negative / nonreactive results if the usual time frame for the test has lapsed, be thankful for good health, love safely from now on, and share the memory of whatever happened as something to be treasured. ...Read more
How long does HIV seroconversion usually take? When does one test positive for HIV with blood test?
Different tests: There are several tests. "Seroconversion" usually means development of antibody that can be detected in blood tests. The standard, modern HIV antibody tests usually are positive within 4 weeks and virtually always by 6-8 weeks. HIV p24 antigen or DNA usually can be detected within 10-20 days after infection. The best single blood test is for both p24 and antibody. It is conclusive by 4 weeks. ...Read more
I have read somewhere that during HIV seroconversion, increased sexual urge is also noticed. Is it true ?
Weird question. Can HIV seroconversion happen more then once? And if it can what happens to the antibodies from the first HIV seroconversion? Once antibodies are created, are they there forever?
HIV test: The HIV test to which you seem to be referring measures antibody response to the virus. You can also estimate the numbers of virus per unit volume of blood by determining the amount of viral nucleic acid in a specimen using PCR techniques. Seroconversion means that the individual has changed from antibody negative to positive. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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