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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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?

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?

Okay: Both of you are HIV negative, that is good. Stay in a monogamous relationship.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can someone untreated for HIV start to show symptoms after fifteen years.?

Can someone untreated for HIV start to show symptoms after fifteen years.?

Yes.: The period of latency in which an infected person doesn't have symptoms is unique to each person. It is possible that someone could be asymptomatic for many years prior to becoming ill with an infection or other aids defining diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes, possible: It would be prudent to get tested for HIV as that is the only way to know if you have the infection. Keep in mind that current treatments can keep the infection in check and allow a person to lead a more or less normal life. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it possible for HIV to lie dormant for 4 years before showing symptoms?

Is it possible for HIV to lie dormant for 4 years before showing symptoms?

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

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If you have aids of HIV and have hade sex with same person unprotected for two years wouldn't they get it?

If you have aids of HIV and have hade sex with same person unprotected for two years wouldn't they get it?

Very High Risk Behav: If one has aids and is engaging in unprotected sexually activity, then that persons partner would be at extremely high risk for becoming infected with HIV and potentially developing aids. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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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

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

Unclear question: When were you last tested for hiv? It can take up to a year for antibody tests to turn positive. If you have any doubt, please see your doctor and get tested. Do not delay testing because you may be afraid. Early treatment is better for controlling the infection. ...Read more

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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 more

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Hi doc. I have contact with prustitute, after 8 years, no syntoms of hiv for me, help us?

Hi doc. I have contact with prustitute, after 8 years, no syntoms of hiv for me, help us?

Get blood test: You should be tested- it is a simple blood test and if you're negative you'll know that you've never had HIV infection ...Read more

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Could a person who has HIV without treatment suddenly show symptoms after fifteen years?

Yes: Sooner or later, the HIV infection will become symptomatic and the person will need to be treated or they will die of it. A latent period of 15 years isn't uncommon. ...Read more

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When (i mean how many years/months after) HIV viruses will show symptoms in human body?

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 more

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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

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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

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I unprocted sex with a merried woman before ten years back I and she no symptomps for HIV may I am HIV positive?

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

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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

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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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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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I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. 3 weeks ago I sat in a large amount of urine. Have acne on butt. Now every symptom of hiv. Possible?

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. 3 weeks ago I sat in a large amount of urine. Have acne on butt. Now every symptom of hiv. Possible?

HIV is Hard to Get: First: urine is sterile. It cannot cause you a viral infection with hiv. Second: there are no instant symptoms of an HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness a few weeks into the infection but many have no symptoms at all. Nothing about your story says anything about an HIV risk. Why would you think this of all of the millions of other more common possible problems there could be? ...Read more

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Should I take a HIV blood test after two negative oraquick at home test? It been almost 2 years since my risk event and also 4 months past my second

Should I take a HIV blood test after two negative oraquick at home test? It been almost 2 years since my risk event and also 4 months past my second

Yes: The chance of your being infected is extremely small, but this is still troubling you. You won't be at ease until you get a nucleic acid test. Wishing you a bright future, and that you'll love wisely and well. ...Read more

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Hi 1-Can someone have Sexually transmitted diseases except HIV for 6 years not noticing any symptoms? 2- what about the types of hepatitis

Hi 1-Can someone have Sexually transmitted diseases except HIV for 6 years not noticing any symptoms? 2- what about the types of hepatitis

Asymptomatic STDs: Some STDs last for several years, others do not. Herpes lasts for life; HPV for a few months to years; gonorrhea and chlamydia typically are clecared by the immune system within several months. Hepatitis B is often sexually transmitted, but hepatitis A and C generally not except in men who have sex with other men. Many people with STDs have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Almost two years ago, I had anal sex/oral sex a few times with my husband who I left. Never had sex before or after. What are my chances of having hiv?

HIV: Unless you have reason to believe or know that your ex-husband had intercourse with someone other than you or you have had sexual contact with more than one person then the likelihood of HIV is nil. A monogamous or single person relationship with a non infected person does not produce hiv. ...Read more

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Had possible exposure 11 years ago. Had an HIV test (blood from doctor and two oral home test) all neg can I believe so I can move on with my life?

11 years: If you were exposed 11 years ago without any subsequent potential exposure, and you have been tested and negative three times, move on with your life. Be well informed of safer sexual practices, and if sexually active, get tested regularly for peace of mind. ...Read more

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After how much time of unprotected intercourse can the symptoms of HIV or any other STD can occur its being around 2.5 years to the intercourse..

See below.: Not sure I understand the question. But. Most std's are readily apparent within a few days after unprotected intercourse. Hiv may not give symptoms for years and may take 6-12 months to become positive on a test. In terms of how long does it take to catch and std? One act of unprotected se is enough. ...Read more

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If my lymphocyte count is low, are two years enough to pick up a possible hiv, HCV and hepatitis b infections after a possible exposure?

If my lymphocyte count is low, are two years enough to pick up a possible hiv, HCV and hepatitis b infections after a possible exposure?

Yes.: All three seroconvert (show detectable antibodies) in a few weeks; six months at the very longest. You're fine. ...Read more

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I keep seeing symptoms of hiv 2 years ago unprotected sex I keep getting this white clumpy discharge bruising easily white thick discharge?

I keep seeing symptoms of hiv 2 years ago unprotected sex I keep getting this white clumpy discharge bruising easily white thick discharge?

Get tested: If you have ever had unprotected sex you should get tested for HIV. Getting tested is quick and easy. Even without insurance, many public health departments or nonprofit organizations offer testing for free. It is not something to mess around with. Even if your symptoms are not related, it will give you peace of mind. Always use protection barrier protection (condom) unless mutually monogamous. ...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