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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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 after HIV infection does it take to show syptoms?

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 trake for early HIV symptoms to start showing up?

Probably 2 weeks: Early HIV symptoms associated with acute HIV infection may occur about 2 weeks after exposure. Symptoms may include fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle aches, fatigue, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, oral thrush, and neurological symptoms. ...Read more

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How long until genital herpes symptoms show up?

How long until genital herpes symptoms show up?

Usually 3-10 days: Symptoms of a new genital herpes infection -- usually red bumps that rapidly become blisters then open sores -- usually start within 3-5 days of exposure, sometimes up to 10 days, rarely as long as 2-3 weeks. Often there also are inflammed lymph nodes in the groin, and sometimes fever and headache. However, some new infections cause no symptoms at all, until there is a future recurrent outbreak. ...Read more

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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

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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 does HIV symptoms last?

HIV: Symptoms of acute HIV disease, when they occur, are highly variable in duration and there is no way to predict in individual patients how long they are going to last. ...Read more

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How long does early HIV sympthoms last?

How long does early HIV sympthoms last?

HIV infection: Most people who get HIV do not have any 'early symptoms'. Some people get the worst 'flu' of their lives. The bigger story here is that if anyone has a high risk exposure there is a way to prevent infection. But, one must act within 72 hours of the exposure for this miracle to work. I would be more interested to know you symptoms and why you think it may be hiv. ...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 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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I know that primary syphilis symptoms show days and tertiary shows years after infection. But how long does secondary syphilis symptoms show?

I know that primary syphilis symptoms show days and tertiary shows years after infection. But how long does secondary syphilis symptoms show?

Typically weeks: If you don't treat primary syphilis it begins to get into the blood stream and cause secondary syptoms, typically 2-8 weeks after the primary lesion presents. The primary lesions can take as long as 90 days after exposure. ...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 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 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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How long do the early symptoms of HIV last?

Variable: Not all HIV infected individuals have early symptoms. These symptoms are like a flu and may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/hiv-in-your-body/stages-of-hiv/. ...Read more

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How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

Misinformed?: 90% of those who get herpes never get 'symptoms'. Herpes infections take weeks to take hold. Herpes is now only accurately diagnosed by blood test. ...Read more

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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