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Dr. David Cohen
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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


Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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How long does HIV take to appear? What are the symptoms?

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

Several variables: Symptoms of HIV after infection can happen in as little as 3 days. Symptoms include weight loss, diarrhea, night sweats, fevers and rashes.It depends several many factors. How high the other persons viral load was that infected you. Whats your baseline CD4 cell count is plays an important role too. If you have other illnesses may hasten the down spiral of HIV and thus symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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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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Dr. Robert Killian
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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Dr. Daniel Lee
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How long does it take for someone show symptoms of hiv?

How long does it take for someone show symptoms of hiv?

Depends...: The answer depends.... If you are talking about symptoms of acute hiv, these may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. However, not everyone gets the symptoms of acute hiv. If you are talking about symptoms of HIV associated with later more advanced disease, then usually this may take a few years before seeing symptoms like weight loss, fevers, night sweats. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

See below: ARS symptoms are variable in scope and timing. It is best to get tested if you have any doubt about being infected. Consult this site for image of HIV rash. https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.J3bK.AlV.0sAFConnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0MzkwOG5yBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwNF8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=hiv+rash+pictures+symptoms&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long can it possibly take, after you catch hiv/aids, until your body gets sick/you get symptoms? Can it take up to years? What's the maximum time?

HIV: The time from initiation of infection until deterioration of the immune system to the extent that you develop opportunistic infections can be quite variable, and depends upon many factors. There are some cohorts of patients who go 20+ years without illness and others as short as 5-6 years. If you may have been exposed the best thing is to be tested ASAP because early treatment=improved outcome. ...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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