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How long after being infected with HIV do symptoms typically appear?

How long after being infected with HIV do symptoms typically appear?

Variable: Many people get a flu like illness 3-4 weeks after the initial infection. Then there is a variable period of asymptomatic infection and then some years later the person can have many symptoms due to infections, tumors, and the syndrome of aids. Not all patient have the initial flu like illness and unless tested, may have no symptoms for years. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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How long after being infected with HIV do u get hives on the skin?

How long after being infected with HIV do u get hives on the skin?

Not usually: Do not believe that they are related although one may conceivably become allergic to the drugs used to treat hiv. ...Read more

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How long after getting HIV do you notice the symptoms?

How long after getting HIV do you notice the symptoms?

2-4 weeks: Generally 2 to 4 weeks after exposure. Some cases have presented up to 3 months after exposure. Acute HIV symptoms include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, get tested! ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms appear of a person after contracting HIV/AIDS?

How long do the symptoms appear of a person after contracting HIV/AIDS?

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

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How long does it take for genital warts to appear after being infected with HPV ?

How long does it take for genital warts to appear after being infected with HPV ?

Weeks: It can take several weeks after exposure. You will get genital warts if you have been exposed to the specific hpv strains that cause warts versus cervical dysplasia. ...Read more

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How soon after being infected can you feel the symptoms of hiv?

How soon after being infected can you feel the symptoms of hiv?

Complicated: Although there is an acute HIV syndrome which in some ways resembles mononucleosis, many never experience symptoms of HIV disease until it has deleted the immune system enough so that patients develop opportunistic infections. That is why it is so important to be tested and diagnosed early so that treatment can prevent collapse of immunity. ...Read more

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After you have had sex with someone with herpes, how long does it take for the symptoms of herpes to appear?

After you have had sex with someone with herpes, how long does it take for the symptoms of herpes to appear?

Few days or...: A percentage of people that contract herpes never have an outbreak. Or they may become infected, and experience their first outbreak months or years after exposure. After initial exposure, some people experience flu-like symptoms, and within a few days begin to notice blister formation on the mouth or genital area. It truly varies from person to person. Could be a few days to a few years! ...Read more

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Help please? How long until symptoms of eye herpes appear if infected?

Help please? How long until symptoms of eye herpes appear if infected?

Herpes in Eye: Herpes Simplex Virus and Herpes Zoster Virus can affect the cornea which can lead to pain, redness, decreased vision. If usually happens many days after the start of a skin lesion. Most patients with skin manifestations do not get eye involvement. If the tip of the nose is infected, or if you have any eye irritation with an outbreak, see your eyeMD: microscope can evaluate the cornea. ...Read more

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How long after being exposed to adult oral yeast infection do symptoms appear ?

How long after being exposed to adult oral yeast infection do symptoms appear ?

Not quite that way: Oral yeast is usually the plain old candida. We get it when we are babies, and we always have it. Everybody has it. When a person gets overgrowth of it (called thrush), it is generally due to something else going on inside the person, such as another medical illness, or a medication side effect. For example, asthma inhalers like flovent, that have steroids in them, can cause oral thrush. ...Read more

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How long can you have lice before showing symptoms?

How long can you have lice before showing symptoms?

A few days : They multiply quickly and show nits in the hairs and can cause itch. ...Read more

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How soon can you experience HIV symptoms after infection and how long does it last persistently or on and off if so how far apart?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How soon can you experience HIV symptoms after infection and how long  does it last persistently or on and off if so how far apart?

Variable: Most people will not show symptoms in the first few months. If left untreated , the disease will keep on progressing until it kills you. It is rare but a few people have been found to be resistant to HIV's effects but this are rare exceptions and not the rule. Practice safe sex if you are concerned. Get tested if you are in doubt. ...Read more

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How long after having the flu are you not contagious?

How long after having the flu are you not contagious?

A few days: People with influenza generallly are no longer contagious after fever and systemic symptoms (muscle aching, headache, etc) are gone. It usually takes 5-7 days after onset of the first symptoms. It may take longer for cough, sniffles, etc to clear up. ...Read more

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I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?

I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?

Usually 3-5 days: Sometimes up to 10 days. The main symptoms of herpes, either oral or genital, are clusters of sores that start as red bumps, become blisters, then open sores. On moist areas (labia, inside mouth, etc) blisters aren't seen, open sores sooner. First infections often also have swollen lymph nodes in the region (e.g. groin, neck), fever, headache, etc. Many infections cause no symptoms at all. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel
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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


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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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