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Doctor insights on: Hiv Symptoms After 6 Months

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Is my hiv 4th generation test conclusive after 6 months even If I have symptoms?

Is my hiv 4th generation test conclusive after 6 months even If I have symptoms?

HIV 4th genereation: Not likley. The Symptoms of HIV are so diffuse that they are not good to make Dx of HIV. Trust you are using protection? ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Is he HIV 4th generation test 6 months after exposure 100% accurate? I still have symptoms

Is he HIV 4th generation test 6 months after exposure 100% accurate? I still have symptoms

Yes: The HIV 4th generation test detects genetic material of HIV itself, and is very accurate--95% at 4 weeks. There are a small number of people who are infected, but the virus is not detectable in their bodies until more time has passed. Most experts recommend a final test at 6 months after exposure. If this is negative, you are not infected. Other diagnoses for your symptoms should be pursued. ...Read more

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Do I need further HIV testing if I had only one exposure and was before 6 months of test? Even if I had symptoms?

Do I need further HIV testing if I had only one exposure and was before 6 months of test? Even if I had symptoms?

HIV nucleic acid: If you had a HIV nucleic acid test, six months after exposure, and it was negative, you do not have HIV. The symptoms may be due to some thing else. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and signs of aids 1-6 months after getting hiv?

What are symptoms and signs of aids 1-6 months after getting hiv?

May be none: Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc. There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coinfection of HIV and hepatits after six months without medication...Please I am anxious to know ?

Hepatitis & HIV: You know hepatitis is an infection of the liver. Oftentimes, you lose your appetite, feel weak and fatigued, may have nausea and vomiting and fever and your skin color will turn yellow (as well as the whites of the eye). You will need to have blood work done and possible hospitalization. ...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?

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

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