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How Long A Person Can Live With Hiv
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
If a person has HIV how long Will it take to get notice it or how long Will it take to start seen symptoms?
Natural Life: There is no reason to believe that anyone in America today on good HIV treatment will have anything but their normal length of natural life. The latest longevity study puts the length of life on treatment at 54 years. If you do not have a good HIV expert here is a way to find one where you live: http://www.aahivm.org. ...Read more
How long does it take for a person to become a threat after RECENTLY exposed to HIV,time taken to infect others after exposed to HIV
Less than 72 hrs: The virus needs few hrs to few days to multiply and reach infectious level. To assume the worse, as soon as you are exposed to the virus (meaning it has entered your blood), you must refrain from activities that can expose others and seek medical attention (drugs that can help eliminate the virus before it takes hold). Certainly, you should not wait more than 72 hrs. ...Read more
A large proportion: of people infected with HIV will experience symptoms of fever, lymph node enlargement, sore throat, skin rash, muscle and joint aches, etc., within 2-4 weeks after exposure/infection.Symptoms often unrecognized as HIV as they are the same as many other common viral illnesses (influenza, etc).Perhaps 30+%, however, do not experience symptoms with initial infection. AIDS occurs usually years later ...Read more
AIDS HOW LONG/HIV IN: It varies from person to person.It can take months to years to apppear.50% of people infected with HIV will develop aids within next 10 years, but it is very variable these days once there is positive HIV test, there are suppressive antibiotics can be prescribed to prevent onset of full blown aids fda has just approved a drug(truvada) to prevent aids in sex partners of HIV patients. ...Read more
Depends on person: Hiv can be clinically "latent" (present but causing no symptoms) for periods of months to years with some people being infected for up to 8 to 10 years without serious symptoms. This period of time is unique to every person and depends upon other factors such as other illnesses, nutrition, baseline health, age, etc... People with "dormant" disease are still potentially infectious to others. ...Read more
HIV remain infectious outside the body? For how long? Contact with the urine of a soropositive person in a wound it's a risk?
Wrong question: Nobody ever catches HIV by exposure to infected blood or body fluids in the environment. Whether or how long the survives, or other biological reasons, don't matter. No risk and so no worries. (And by the way, urine never transmits HIV.) If you only have safe sex and don't share drug injection equipment, you will never catch HIV. Don't worry about other possibilities. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you mean by dormant. Blood tests are generally positive within a few weeks of infection, and many people develop temporary symptoms during acute infection. However, after recovery from acute infection, you may have no symptoms for many years. On average, it takes 10 years to progress to aids without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV: Hiv can be transmitted at any moment during sexual unprotected intercourse, there is no test available to detect HIV infection 1o minutes after exposure, but post exposure prophylaxis ( treatment to prevent HIV infection), can be taken within 36 hours of exposure to decrease the risk of infection, the earlier the prophylaxis the better is the chance to decrease th risk of being infected after sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do HIV symptoms begin to surface and show after a person has been infected with the virus.
Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done as quicly as possible for that reason. I would suspect the success of such a culture more than 24 hours after death would be low. ...Read more
How long can a person who has been diagnosis with HIV virus can sustain their health before getting on meds?
Unclear: HIV does not survive well outside of the body, but if there is enough blood in the right temperature it could survive for a while. My suggestion is to wear gloves while handling the clothes and throw them away or wash them in very hot water with bleach. This should kill any surviving virus. Overall risk is most likely low. ...Read more
Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?
HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would be no. Hiv is strictly body fluid related infection including sexual intercourse , contaminated blood and blood product transfusion , skin or blood vessels pricked by sharp object that contain contaminated ( hiv) containing body fluid ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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