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How Long After Infection Does Hiv Take To Show Up
Average is 25 days: After an exposure to hiv, most people (if they become hiv-positive) will develop antibodies that can be detected by HIV tests sometime between 2 to 8 weeks with the average of 25 days. 97% will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months and the rest may develop antibodies as late as 6 months (though very rare). This is why we typically recommend repeating HIV tests every 6 months if at risk. ...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
Probably from 1-6 mo: This window apparently can vary with the individual seroconversion. The recommended testing of patients is at initial exposure, at 6 weeks, at 3 months, and at 6 months. Many specimens positive with screening elisa are indeterminate on western blot, and so can be tested by immunofluorescence assay (ifa) more than one month later. So it must take up to 6 months to get positive test results. ...Read more
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
Not really: A full blood count, has a variety of different tests that are performed as part of it, but an HIV test is not a standard one. You have to give permission to have an HIV test. However, the lymphocytes may be low, and if a differential count is done, may show low cd4 or cd8 counts, which may suggest the diagnosis. ...Read more
After infection with HIV i read it takes people on average 25 days to develope antibodies and test positive, but it can take 3-6 mos. Is that true?
Uncertain: Any HIV test will have false positive or false negative possibility in the test result. However, most of the results are dependable and accurate. After the treatment, the virus in a infected body might not disappear but turn into a sleep mode and then will test in negative. Unless some other factors turn the key on and it will become active again. ...Read more
What is the long term accuracy of 4th generation HIv test say 2, 4, 6, 10, years after infection.
One hundred percent: The 4th generation HIV tests -- also called "duo" or "combo" test because they include two tests in one: HIV antibody and p24 antigen, a protein in the outer coat of the virus. These tests become positive within 4 weeks of a new infection. Once positive, they remain positive for life. There are no exceptions. ...Read more
Would your body have antibodies 12 years after HIV infection. I read after so long ur body stop producing them is that true?
Within a month to: 6 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
HIV: Highly variable. May be up to 4-6 wks. ...Read more
How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?
Early HIV symptoms: If one gets symptoms early in their infection with HIV it is in general like getting the flu. One has a severe fatigue. But, please remember and learn that if one has a high risk exposure the infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be initiated within 72 hours of exposure and the efficacy of this prevention technique can lower the risk of infection up to 2000 percent. ...Read more
Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection ?If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis .
I just had a complete CBC blood test. If there was HIV infection would it show in my blood count/platelets?
How does the HIV virus enter the blood after infection through penis? Can it get stuck in lymphatic vessels and cause swell? I have issues with my inner thighs where a section of thin, long lumps causing discomfort. Neg.HIV at 6 months. All STD neg.
Blood to blood: During sexual intercourse, some microtrauma and hemorrhage occurs in both partner's genitalia allowing for blood-to blood transmission. If your HIV and STD tests were all negative, the problem may be from something else. You need to make sure that these are indeed lymph nodes by asking your doctor to check them out. This may be followed by other tests to confirm his diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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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