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How Soon After Exposure Can Hiv Be Detected
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
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
Yes: A pcr test for the nucleic acid will usually be reliable by this time. ...Read more
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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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
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
4 to 6 months: Best time to get a good test us 4 to 6 months. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes,: But need to follow up tests up to 6 months, consult I d specialist good luck. ...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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