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How long can you sleep with an ?Hiv positive person and stil be negative?

How long can you sleep with an ?Hiv positive person and stil be negative?

Forever: Unless you are doing more than sleeping. If this is a way of avoiding the term sex, then you could become infected at any time. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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If someone HIV positive person bleeds on clothing how long is that blood contagious?

If someone HIV positive person bleeds on clothing how long is that blood contagious?

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

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How long does it take to turn HIV positive?

How long does it take to turn HIV positive?

HIV: After being infected you can rapidly (within hours to days) detect the virus in the blood by pcr-rna testing . Antibody testing (usual means of testing) often becomes positive within 2 wks and sometimes later, which is why you should be tested at least up to 6 mos after exposure. ...Read more

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My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?

My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?

Will NOT!!: Hiv is not transmitted casually, and contact with people who have HIV disease is quite safe. In order to become infected there must be intimate exchange of body fluids through sex, shared needle use, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, etc. Your friend is doing the children and the community a great service, and thankfully she is not at risk of becoming ill because of it. ...Read more

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I was HIV negative after 6 weeks exposer .. what are the chances of it turning positive? if I am hiv positive will I be able to live a long life?

I was HIV negative after 6 weeks exposer .. what are the chances of it turning positive? if I am hiv positive will I be able to live a long life?

Repeat after 12 wks: Of exposure, most probably it will be negative still, please be careful, practice safe sex if you are sexually active, abstinence or monogamous relationship is the best, even you are infected, God forbids, treatment to control the virus is available and you would live long, take care ...Read more

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If a child is born HIV positive, approxiamtely how long before he becomes aids?

If a child is born HIV positive, approxiamtely how long before he becomes aids?

Depends: On whether the child is appropriately treated, and a variety of other factors will make it impossible to accurately make predictions on the pace of infection for any given individual. ...Read more

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I when for voluntary test last month fine HIV positive and went far cd4couth is 297 and the viral loud is 2,023 dose it means dat I have it long ?

I when for voluntary test last month fine HIV positive and went far cd4couth is 297 and the viral loud is 2,023 dose it means dat I have it long ?

Well...: It is impossible to determine timing of infection. Your numbers indicate you have this at least 6 months to a year... Your CD4 count is good. start treatment as soon as you can. THERE IS HOPE! PLEASE STOP HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX!!! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to become HIV positive after unprotected sex?

Please tell me how long it takes for to become HIV positive after unprotected sex?

There are three test: There are three main types of tests to detect hiv.1 antibody test 2rna test 3 combination test which detects antibody and viral protein called p24 the RNA test can detect HIV infection in first four weeks but the test is rather expensive most people develop detectable antibodies 30 days after infection, and 97% of people will have positive antibodies at 90 days and 100% by 6 months. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to become HIV positive after a sexual encounter?

Please tell me how long it takes for to become HIV positive after a sexual encounter?

1 month: Modern elisa tests are good at about 1 month after exposure. Testing protocols recommend one more test at 3 months to be sure. ...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


Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Positive (Definition)

Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the ...Read more