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Hiv Symptoms After 8 Months
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
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
How "true" is my blood work for STI panel and HIV 6.5 weeks after encounter? Worried about HIV. Had symptoms at 8 weeks.
Probably conclusive: Time to conclusive differs between STDs. For HIV, it's 4 weeks for the 4th generation ("duo") test; neg at 8 weeks and overrules all symptoms. And 8 wk is much too late for onset of HIV symptoms. Gonorrhea/chlamydia testing (urine or vaginal swab) is conclusive anytime after 4-5 days. Syphilis 6 weeks. HSV blood tests 16 weeks, but herpes testing usually not recommended after only 1 exposure. ...Read more
Started pep for 28 days after 9 weeks of exposure.Will it affect to detect HIV after window period if HIV transmitted? Result was negative on 8 weeks
Probably 100%: The main HIV blood tests in use in the US are virtually always positive by 8 weeks, even though some agencies advise waiting until 3 months after the last exposure. The "4th generation" or "duo" test, for both HIV antibody and antigen, is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure. However, the oral fluids test sometimes takes as long as 3 months. ...Read more
Started pep after 9 weeks of exposer. Will it affect to detect HIV after 3 months of exposer if HIV transmitted?(result were negative on 8 & 10 weeks)
Hiv negative 48 weeks after possible exposure. Had early HIV symptoms in the 2-3 months after, then neuropathy in legs at 5 months. Should i worry?
No: A negative test that long after exposure should reassure you. ...Read more
20 Neg HIV 4th Gen tests(almost every 2 week) after risky 8 months old exposure. Should I be still concerned about HIV?
It's possible but: ...not necessarily effective. Post-exposure immunization should start within 10 days of exposure. It works only b/c rabies has a long incubation period, usually 1-3 months. Altho there have been reports of rabies developing up to 1 year after exposure, I suspect the exposure wasn't correctly id'd. If you're alive and well at the time of this writing, you were NOT infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i get tested for HIV 8 weeks after exposure and i already had primary infection symptoms 47 days after exposure, is reliable?
Completely reliable: First, primary HIV symptoms always start by10-15 days. Symptoms starting at 47 days are not due to HIV from that exposure. Second, all currently standard HIV blood tests, i.e. newer antibody tests ("3rd generation") or antigen-antibody tests ("4th generation") are conclusive at 8 weeks. Assuming no exposure more recently, you don't have HIV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate are my negative Oraquick rapid oral swab HIV test results at 8 weeks and 9 weeks after exposure?
Oral thrush 8 weeks after potential HIV exposure, 4 weeks after PEP. Will test in 4 days. Should I prepare for HIV+ result because of the oral thrush?
Subtle changes: Assuming that the sex lead to conception, the conceptus would have just implanted in the uterus. Hormonal changes from the pregnancy would still be so subtle that they are unlikely to cause symptoms. However, a pregnancy test could already be pregnant, and if not, another test a week later would turn positive, if there was a pregnancy. ...Read more
Hiv test 8 and 10 weeks after exposure blood test neg. 11 and 15 weeks after exposure oraquick mouth swab test negative are these conclusive ?
Further HIV issues: Hi i would advise to re-read my last note. I just wanted to add that in the future if there is an accident or high risk exposure you can prevent infection if you act within 72 hours. This is call pep, post exposure prophylaxis. It consists of being put on an HIV medication combination for a month. The prevention technique is very successful. Never wait to ask for help if you get exposed again. ...Read more
Unprotected oral insertive and receptive. Tested positive for mono after symptoms. Remaining swollen nodules. Negative HIV after 9 weeks. Is it hiv?
Is HIV detectable after window period (3 months) by hiv-antibody test if pep is taken after 8 weeks of exposure assuming HIV is transmitted?
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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