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How Long Can An Hiv Positive Person Live
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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
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
If HIV positive blood was on a surface, could someone get infected if they touched it with an open wound? How long does HIV live for outside the body?
Yes: But this would be extremely rare. Hiv will not survive long outside the body, but might if the blood has not yet dried up entirely. Why in heavens name would anybody touch somebody's blood on a surface with their own open wound? A very improbable scenario. But the answer to your question is that this is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can HIV live in blood, and for how long is HIV positive blood still infectious outside the body?
HIV longevity: This is a good but complicated question. Hiv in the blood is found in the common viral form and also as the dna that would be found in the nucleus of all of the blood cells as well. Blood cells usually die off in 120 day cycles, but this could be lessened as the cells are destroyed by their being taken over as HIV mini factories. ...Read more
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 ?
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
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
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
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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