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Hiv Symptoms After 2 Years
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
My girlfriend hasn't had a partner in seven years gave me a blowjob two days after got hiv test it was neg I got one after her only a hj b4 Her I ok?
Both of you are HIV negative, that is good. Stay in a monogamous relationship.
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Hi. I had a lot if unprotectedsex about 2 years ago. I'm now worried that I could have hiv. Had no symptoms though. Could it be possible?
I had a oraquick HIV 1/2 oral test done two days ago. The results were negative. How accurate are those results? Last exposure four years ago.
Pretty accurate: According to cdc site, "in the clinical studies by the manufacturer, the oraquick oral fluid test correctly identified 99.3% of people who were infected with HIV (sensitivity) and 99.8 % of people who were not infected with HIV (specificity)." of course, if you have symptoms of viral illness or characteristic opportunistic infections, get the standard blood test for confirmation or denial. Read more
Yes indeed: This is exactly how HIV behaves. HIV infected people usually feel and look entirely well for up to 10 years, sometimes even longer. But the infection is not truly dormant; the virus is busy destroying the immune system. If you think you have HIV, absence of symptoms doesn't mean anything; you must be tested to know. If you are at risk and haven't been tested, do it now! Good luck. Read more
If you have aids of HIV and have hade sex with same person unprotected for two years wouldn't they get it?
Over ten years ago I had unprotected encounter. I have taken two oraquick test last couple of weeks. Both were negative for hiv. Am I safe?
From the oraquick website - Oral fluid HIV tests are very accurate. In studies, the OraQuick oral fluid test detected 91.7 percent of people who were infected with HIV, and 99.9 percent of people who were not infected with HIV. If you have more questions about oral fluid HIV tests, talk to your doctor.
It is ten years that is good. I agree that it is best to discuss with your physician. Read more
Would it be possible for HIV seroconversion to start now? It's been two years since exposure and my neck hurts on sides when I touch them or turn head
I took a oraquick at home HIV test that you buy from drugstore 6 years after possible exposure. Is that too long after to take it? I did two of them to be extra sure, if that matters. Both negative.
HIV: It is never too long or too late to get tested if you had a possible exposure to HIV and want to know if you contracted the disease. It can however be too early for some people if they test too soon after an exposure to catch the virus before it becomes apparent on usual blood screening tests. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV infection: The acute infection stage of HIV usually begins to be widespread at about fourteen days after exposure. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. But, those that do report a severe flu-like illness. Untreated, in a man, the average length of infection to death is eleven years. But, we do not need to worry about that. With treatment today, the length of life is 53 plus years. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a habit of mastribate. Iam doing this from the last ten years onwards but present iam getting hiv symptoms will I get hiv from masturbation?
No, but why...: Would you specify the symptoms which have led you to worry about having HIV symptoms? Without sexual contact, you would not contract HIV from personal self masturbation. But any overindulgence may in time induce its negative impact to personal functionality & productivity as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter05.html. Best wish... Read more
How long can it possibly take, after you catch hiv/aids, until your body gets sick/you get symptoms? Can it take up to years? What's the maximum time?
HIV: The time from initiation of infection until deterioration of the immune system to the extent that you develop opportunistic infections can be quite variable, and depends upon many factors. There are some cohorts of patients who go 20+ years without illness and others as short as 5-6 years. If you may have been exposed the best thing is to be tested ASAP because early treatment=improved outcome. Read more
I unprocted sex with a merried woman before ten years back I and she no symptomps for HIV may I am HIV positive?
Possible: Hiv can remain without symptoms for lengthy time periods (although 10 yrs is at the end of the spectrum for most persons). If you think there is any chance you have been exposed to HIV the best thing to do is get tested. If, on the unlikely chance you are positive, the earlier the diagnosis is established the better the outcome with therapy. Good luck. Read more
6 negative HIV tests spanning 6 years including one HIV PCR non detectable, am I truly negative though I have many HIV related symptoms including pgl?
Stop this, Joe: You're HIV negative. You're suffering from fears that do not make sense. We're glad to keep reassuring you, but you owe it to yourself to find out why you're so frightened. Please undertake some guided, structured self-study with someone that your physician can recommend. You owe it to yourself to free your mind so you can be a happier, more productive human being. Peace and love. Read more
Is it possible to have HIV for 25 years and not have any symptoms? I have a health 16 year old as well, but I also suffer from OCD and keep worrying?
Unlikely: You should be tested and put the issue to rest. No need to worry about it if you have a negative test. Read more
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 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
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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