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Doctor insights on: How Soon After Exposure Can Hiv Be Detected

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I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 weeks of an exposure. Is this 100% conclusive? Can I get back safely to my wife

I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 weeks of an exposure. Is this 100% conclusive? Can I get back safely to my wife

Sero-conversion: The whole concept of delayed sero-conversion dates back to old & sloppy tests. PCR testing now will show virus in the blood with or without antibodies. If you need to cling to the old adages...at 6 months. 99.99% of the population will have developed antibodies after an exposure. Thus the 6 month window. I believe a colleague of mine Lyssette Cardona, MD is in Dubai. She's one of the best!! ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Can HIV exposure in January be detected in March?

Can HIV exposure in January be detected in March?

Yes: HIV can be detected in some cases in a few days/weeks. It can also take as long as 6 months. If you were exposed you will need monitoring for 6 months to be sure. Use a condom!!! ...Read more

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Can HIV already show symptoms 5 days after exposure?

Soon: That's a little soon. Symptoms usually occur in 1-4 weeks, with 2 weeks being fairly average. ...Read more

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Can HIV primary symptoms appear 47 days after exposure?

Can HIV primary symptoms appear 47 days after exposure?

Yes: Acute anti retrovirus syndrome usually occurs two to four weeks after exposure to and infection with HIV and often presents with fever, sore throat, rash and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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IS HIV 4TH GEN DUO CONCLUSIVE AFTER 4 WEEKS POST EXPOSURE.

IS HIV 4TH GEN DUO CONCLUSIVE AFTER 4 WEEKS POST EXPOSURE.

Yes, conclusive: The 4th generation HIV tests (for both HIV antibody and p24 antigen, therefore also called "duo" or "combo" tests) are conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. You're good to go. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV negative 32 days after exposure?

See doctor: Antibody tests for HIV can take months to turn positive after infection. You may wish to consult your doctor for a nucleic acid test. You should have seen your doctor right after the exposure to start preventive treatment. ...Read more

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Will HIV symptoms do occur within 8days of possible exposure?

Will HIV symptoms do occur within 8days of possible exposure?

HIV: Possible, but usually onset of symptoms of acute HIV infection occurs 2-4 wks after introduction of the virus into the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test positive for HIV 7 weeks after exposure?

Yes: If person contracted HIV virus than possible to check virus in blood, test HIV virus pcr will detect earlier diagnosis before elisa test or western blot test become positive ...Read more

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Can HIV symptoms start showing after three months since exposure?

No: Usually, HIV presents with a tonsillitis presentation about 4 weeks after initial exposure (fever, sore throat, body aches, lymph node enlargement) but then it subsides to emerge as aids years ago, although, cases of less latency (1-2 years) have been described. At 3 months, infected patients don't normally have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the HIV symptoms at one year possible exposure?

Generally none...: While some people infected with HIV for one year might have some symptoms (possibly mildly enlarged lymph glands and feeling tired), many people would be complete without symptoms. They could be infected without knowing and could pass the virus to others without knowing. ...Read more

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Why is it harder for a male to contract HIV from a woman on a 1 time exposure?

Why is it harder for a male to contract HIV from a woman on a 1 time exposure?

Skin: The penis is covered with skin, which can't be infected if it's intact. The woman's vagina is composed of mucous membrane, which can be infected. The risk of female to male transmission is higher in uncircumcised men or men with genital ulcer disease, such as herpes or syphilis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal HIV symptoms as early as 8 days after possible exposure?

Heal or have Sxs?: I will answer when someone could have symptoms of acute hiv. Usually symptoms occur 2 -4 weeks after exposure but they can occur within 8 days. Often someone feels like they have the flu - run down, fever, sore throat, etc. The HIV virus can be detected in the blood within about 2 weeks, but the antibody can take 3-6 months to be detected. It is important to tell your provider if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Are 2 negative hiv 4th generation test after 1 year of exposure true negative?

Most likely: 1 year after exposure to HIV, people who have contracted the virus will develop antibodies to the virus. This means that your body has seen the virus and responded.

False negatives are less common now because earlier in the disease we can also look for the virus itself, rather than waiting to detect antibodies. Newer tests tend to look for both.

So after 1 year a negative test is true negative. ...Read more

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How reliable is a negative HIV vidas duo ultra test after 7 weeks of exposure?

How reliable is a negative HIV vidas duo ultra test after 7 weeks of exposure?

Very reliable.: It's recommended to repeat HIV test on the 12th week or 3 month window to account for a delay in the production of antibodies. If there is a higher risk of getting hiv, it's recommended to repeat the test after 6 months. Take care! Http://i-base. Info/guides/testing/test-accuracy-results-and-further-testing. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/15967238/ http://hivtest. Cdc. Gov/faq. Aspx#exposure. ...Read more

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Tested negative for HIV on tridot after 10 weeks possible exposure is it accurate?

Tested negative for HIV on tridot after 10 weeks possible exposure is it accurate?

Yes,: But need to follow up tests up to 6 months, consult I d specialist good luck. ...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