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Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?

Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?

See below: This could vary. Acute HIV may manifest as a viral syndrome something like infectious mononucleosis.Chronic HIV may go years without manifesting symptoms. It can depend on your viral load and cd4 count. ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for HIV symptoms to show?

How long does it take for HIV symptoms to show?

Indeterminate: It can take several weeks/months to seroconvert positive after an exposure to hiv. Symptoms may not occur until even longer depending on the individuals current condition, etc. For example, if someone is already immonulogically compromised, then the may get symptoms quicker, whereas if someone is generally healthy, they may not show symptoms for quite some time. If exposed, see dr. ; get tested. ...Read more

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If a person has HIV how long Will it take to get notice it or how long Will it take to start seen symptoms?

Misinformed?: One can live for years without symptoms of an HIV infection. But twelve weeks after an exposure open can be satisfied with their test result. HIV does not hide. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HIV symptoms to start?

Try not to fret: Rather than worry, seek counseling. If you did not have ubprotected sex - there is little cause for concern. It does take some time for an HIV test to be reliable, but there are no symptoms. The symptoms are seen when aids developes from the HIV condition. Get a good explanation at a clinic or read material online for a start. Keep using good protection and educate yourself - and relax! ...Read more

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How long does HIV take to appear? What are the symptoms?

HIV progression: Most people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body. This is known as primary or acute HIV infection and may last for a few weeks. Than clinical latent HIV infection generally lasts eight to 10 years. As the virus multiplies you may than develop mild infections or chronic signs and symptoms including fever, fatigue, and cough. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abused kid to show up symptoms of hiv?

HIV: Anyone can have HIV infection for a decade or more without overt symptoms. Testing is the answer to detection, not only for abused kids, but for anybody who has had an experience which is known to create a risk for HIV infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take hiv-aids to appear as symptoms in a person's body?

How long does it take hiv-aids to appear as symptoms in a person's body?

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

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How long it take to show the first HIV symptom.

How long it take to show the first HIV symptom.

There is a range: One day to years. It really depends. Hiv testing is therefore very useful. Symptoms may or may not be present. Better be safe and check with your doc. ...Read more

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How much time does it take before the HIV symptoms appear?

How much time does it take before the HIV symptoms appear?

HIV viremia: Most people do not get symptoms when they are exposed to HIV. But, if one gets symptoms, they would come about ten days after infection and would mimic the flu: muscle aches, fatigue, and perhaps a fine body rash. Remember HIV infection can now be fully prevented. Treatment started within 72 hours after exposure is effective. There is also now a pill to prevent HIV infection taken before exposure ...Read more

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


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