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How Long Does Hiv Seroconversion Take
Varies with person: Generally 2 weeks to 3 months, but there have been reports of people having delayed seroconversion. There are many doctors who think most of these people had more recent reexposures rather than delayed responses, but hard to always document clearly. ...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
How long does HIV seroconversion usually take? When does one test positive for HIV with blood test?
Different tests: There are several tests. "Seroconversion" usually means development of antibody that can be detected in blood tests. The standard, modern HIV antibody tests usually are positive within 4 weeks and virtually always by 6-8 weeks. HIV p24 antigen or DNA usually can be detected within 10-20 days after infection. The best single blood test is for both p24 and antibody. It is conclusive by 4 weeks. ...Read more
Can uncontrolled diabetes type 1 affect hiv testing (late seroconversion)? friend got tested for 4th gen hiv test at 4 weeks and its negative. And his willing to take 3 month for conclusive.
Multifactorial: The host immune response is a major variable in the length of time for seroconversion. ...Read more
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What does a nonreactive/neg HIV 1/2 AG/AB 4th GEN/RFL mean? Why does it say it does not exclude HIV and that seroconversion is variable?
For the lawyers: Nobody knows how often the new HIV tests turn positive "late" because nobody really knows who's done what other risky stuff and not told about it. I'd accept negative / nonreactive results if the usual time frame for the test has lapsed, be thankful for good health, love safely from now on, and share the memory of whatever happened as something to be treasured. ...Read more
I have read somewhere that during HIV seroconversion, increased sexual urge is also noticed. Is it true?
Would it be possible for HIV seroconversion to start now? It's been two years since exposure and my neck hurts on sides when I touch them or turn head
Weird question. Can HIV seroconversion happen more then once? And if it can what happens to the antibodies from the first HIV seroconversion? Once antibodies are created, are they there forever?
HIV test: The HIV test to which you seem to be referring measures antibody response to the virus. You can also estimate the numbers of virus per unit volume of blood by determining the amount of viral nucleic acid in a specimen using PCR techniques. Seroconversion means that the individual has changed from antibody negative to positive. ...Read more
What is considered a "chronic HIV infection"? Is that what is it is referred to after the "window peroid/seroconversion"?
What r the skin condition during seroconversion? Describe the HIV rash in Africa american men? Is it posible for HIV symptoms to be on going for 9months
HIV: Your question is very unclear. Acute HIV syndrome has numerous manifestations and can have varying durations of presence. If you think you have been exposed go and be tested asap. The sooner you are diagnosed and treated if necessary the better. Good luck. ...Read more
Negative blood test for hiv. Possible that it hit window of seroconversion. How often do you see false negatives after 1-2 months?
Never in my career: False negative HIV means there is infection but the antibody test is negative. The situations where this occurs have to do with the timing of the test or continued risky behavior where a person is infected within days after the test. The home kits that use oral fluid are false negative 1 out of 12, according to cdc website on HIV testing. The blood test done at the right time is very accurate. ...Read more
Is it true Oral Candida can only occur on late stages of HIV or with a low CD4 count and not in the seroconversion state? I am 7 weeks HIV negative
Candida & Immunity: Normal people often have oral candida, not just immune-deficient people. Usually there are reasons why something has affected the surface immunity in the mouth, but we can't always say that. Examples: antibiotics for any infection, use of asthma inhalers containing corticosteroids, use of prednisone or other oral steroids for any illness, injections of steroids, having uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more
Do symptoms of HIV seroconversion last more than 6 weeks? I am experiencing mild fever+one swollen lymph node after 6w of low risk exposure.
HIV exposure: Immediately present to a local facility for prompt diagnosis and possible intervention, notify all partners and be abstinent until further data available; is a bare minimum use effective barrier methods ...Read more
How much do lymph nodes swell during HIV seroconversion? Are they painful? Do multiple nodes swell? Can a single (not much)swollen lymph node+fever=HIV?
There is swelling: And pain in multiple (widespread) lymph nodes. Get tested anyway. ...Read more
Is fever always accompanied by lethargy/weakness? Or a nauseatic feeling? Does the same go with HIV seroconversion fever? I don't feel lethargic at all
Symptom complex: There are such a variety of different infections out there, and God made each of us differently - so each case of illness is really individualized. How a patient feels each symptom, how their body is 'fighting' the infection etc. I think what you're asking are the symptoms of acute HIV infection - which unfortunately can go 'unrecognized' about half of the time. Good to get checked if in any doubt ...Read more
Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts? Low risk + other symptoms
Can headache due to HIV seroconversion last for over 5months? Tested neg but still has body aches, dry skin, 4 smal rash on back. Cud it still be hiv
Is there any indication of HIV seroconversion in the CBC? I tested negative after 8 weeks of exposure. But can be window period. Wbc count is in range
Had Hep A when small. Would that delay seroconversion? Negative 4gen and PCR HIV at 5 months, including Hep B, and C and other STDs. No more testing?
No need for more:
Having hepatitis A as a child will not affect the test results you had done. If HIV and hepatitis test are negative by PCR at five months after exposure, there is no need to test more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I had a bad sore throat (i.E. Trouble swallowing most food) between mar 3 and mar 12. Could this be indicative of HIV seroconversion?
HIV DNA by PCR: When hospital workers are stuck with needles contaminated by HIV positive patients, they get a blood test called HIV dna by pcr which can tell if you have been infected within the last week. Antibody tests take up to 6 months to turn positive after HIV exposure. The HIV dna by pcr test is available at stdtestexpress. Com. ...Read more
Does seroconversion HIV present itself w mucus/post nasal drip, body aches for about 2 weeks? I had vaginal unprotected sex w former GF on January 25. She said she was STD free. She was w 2 others w/o protection and said she was neg. I'll get tested
Probably not HIV: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) doesn't normally cause nasal congestion or drip. Sounds like you had a cold, and it also sounds like your partner is at low risk for having HIV. But of course you should be tested to be sure. You can expect a negative result. Also get tested for other common STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis), which are far more likely than HIV in this situation. ...Read more
Fever, night sweats, headache, chills, (lasted 1 week), However, no rash/no sore throat/ no cough/no lymph nodes up. Could it be HIV seroconversion?
Please Clarify: Yes. Of course. But you have not shared any valid timeline to this question on which to be more specific. HIV seroconversion would not have any respiratory symptoms such as cough. But, there can be a lot of reasons for a viral illness, not just HIV. I need more information. ...Read more
Yes: Seroconversion means that you are tested positive for whatever agent the test is intended. ...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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