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How long does it take for rabies virus to show symptoms?

How long does it take for rabies virus to show symptoms?

See below: Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years. Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Hiv (Definition)

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 the HIV antibodies to show up after initial exposure to the virus?

How long does it take for the HIV antibodies to show up after initial exposure to the virus?

2 to 8 weeks : There is a period of 2 weeks to 2 months when the test may be negative following an initial infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take to contract salmonella, and how long until the symptoms show?

How long does it take to contract salmonella, and how long until the symptoms show?

No time & some time: Ingestion of a infective amount of salmonella from from can take just a mouthful or two. For non-typhoid salmonellosis, the incubation period is 1-3 days or so but for typhoid a week or so. ...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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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 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?

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 more

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How long does it take for herpes whitlow symptoms to show up?

How long does it take for herpes whitlow symptoms to show up?

Herpetic whitlow : Usually a few days to a week after exposure will a herpes infection manifest. If exposure to infected genital tract secretions or oral secretions took place through a break in the skin of a finger, the disease of herpetic whitlow can develop. Hopefully that isn't what happened with u-- but there is treatment if this develops. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after HIV infection does it take to show syptoms?

Variable: A few days after infection a person may have flu like symptoms. Then months, usually years later, other symptoms appear. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get HIV viral RNA results back?

How long does it take to get HIV viral RNA results back?

HIV: Obtaining results of pcr for viral RNA depends upon where you are, what laboratory the test is sent to, and the frequency with which they do their testing. In communities with large numbers of HIV patients this can usually be obtained within 24 hrs, but do not know how the military is handling this. The test is very rapid and should be back quickly, but with the government shutdown who knows? ...Read more

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How long does it take symptoms of chlamydia to show once caught?

How long does it take symptoms of chlamydia to show once caught?

Thanks for asking!: Incubation period of chlamydia illness is variable depending on the type of infection .Usually one week. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to break out?

How long does it take for herpes to break out?

4-5 days: From initial exposure to beginning of symptoms, it averages about a bit less than a week but not everyone gets overt lesions. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results for the leishmaniasis antibody test?

How long does it take to get results for the leishmaniasis antibody test?

Not a routine test: The specimen was likely sent to a reference lab as it is not a commonly done test. It may take a couple of weeks, could be sooner. ...Read more

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How long does it take the symptoms of malaria to show up?

How long does it take the symptoms of malaria to show up?

10 to14 days after: The symptoms usually will show up after 10 to 14 days after you were biten and infected with the parasite ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for my body to produce antibodies from herpes exposure?

How long does it take for my body to produce antibodies from herpes exposure?

2 weeks to 3 months: The response time varies and may take up to three months to turn positive. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003352.htm. ...Read more

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How long after first aquiring herpes does it take for the test to appear positive?

How long after first aquiring herpes does it take for the test to appear positive?

7-30 days or longer: Herpes infection can present in many ways. Typically ulcer will show in 7-30 days. Primary herpes is a systemic illness with fever / fatigue & usually multiple sores. Recurrent herpes in usually a small cluster of sores w/o other symptoms. Most people never get full blown primary herpes & may simply experience occasional genital discomfort or itching, & sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does herpes on a person take to show up?

How long does herpes on a person take to show up?

Herpes simplex: The incubation period for primary infection with herpes simplex is 2 to 20 days with an average of 6 days. Many individuals with primary hsv infection are either asymptomatic or have only trivial symptoms. Characterized by vesicles at the site of inoculation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hsv1 anitbodies to form in the blood?

How long does it take for hsv1 anitbodies to form in the blood?

HSV blood test: It can be as soon as 3 weeks, but sometimes up to 12 weeks. If you were possibly exposed and want reassurance you were not infected, it's best to wait at least 12 weeks. If actual symptoms very typical of new HSV, get tested ASAP and again after 12 weeks -- looking for negative becoming positive. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HIV to show up in blood test?

How long does it take for HIV to show up in blood test?

Depends on the test: The older third generation HIV screening test did not show HIV for 2 to 8 weeks (average 25 days). The fourth generation tests which were just approved in the usa this year can detect HIV in 11 days to 1month after infection. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Heldman
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Hiv (Definition)

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. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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