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How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For Hiv
Whoa: Seroconversion is defined to include a positive blood test for hiv. Please forgive me if i misunderstood. I see that you do have multiple sclerosis, and I am wondering if you have developed thrush / candida and believe that you have acquired HIV despite a negative lab test. If you are seriously concerned, see if your physician can order up a pcr assay. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: There are two types of tests - one is to detect body's response by detecting antibodies to the HIV virus. This test may take a little while to become positive (1-2 months). Occasionally, it may take up to 3 months to get a positive HIV antibody test. The other option is to determine the presence of an HIV test particle in the blood. This test may become positive in a matter of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: You can probably identify the risk factors and then work your way back, but if you engage in risky behavior frequently, then it may be difficult. ...Read more
Minutes to days: Anywhere from 20 minutes with a rapid test, to a few days with a standard test. (the number of days depends on the lab you're using and how often they run the test.). ...Read more
How long does it take for HIV to turn into full aids? And how long does it take to identify HIV and can blood test detect them both?
Blood test : Hiv disease and aids are considering same disease cause by HIV virus. It can be diagnose with blood test. Aids is advanced disease where certain infection , malignancy and lab criteria make the diagnosis of aids. Treatment is essential for both stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Up to 6 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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