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How Soon After Infection Can Hiv Be Detected
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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
EBV infection: Monospot testing can usually detect antibodies 2 to 9 weeks after a person is infected. It typically is not used to diagnose mono that started more than 6 months earlier. Testing is not important if you come down with symptoms after being exposed, because there is very little you can do in the way of specific treatment. Hope you stay well. ...Read more
If tonsillitis was caused by herpes how long would it take for it (tonsillitis) to present itself after Possible herpes exposure?
Tonsillitis: You are asking a question that is hard to answer. There are so many maybe's. But the better thing to do is to avoid contact with a child that is well. And keep yourself healthy. Do the basics that you have always done. And see if you develop any symptoms. But hopefully this is just a period that you area little nervous. ...Read more
2-3 days to 4 mo.: HIV: depends on level of risk and test. If very high risk, like known infected partner, RNA testing can begin as soon as 7-10 days. Low or average risk, best to wait 4 wk for DUO test or 6-8 wk for standalone antibody test. STDs: Gonorrhea & chlamydia, 2-3 days. Vaginal infections in women, 1-2 weeks. Syphilis 4-6 weeks. Herpes 3-4 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Antibodies tested: The test is for antibodies, which need time to show up post exposure. Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test. The FTA-ABS test checks for antibodies to the bacteria that cause syphilis and can be used to detect syphilis the first 3 to 4 weeks after exposure to syphilis bacteria. The test can be done on a sample of blood or spinal fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is PCR test for acute hepatitis c? If it is how long after exposure should I get blood test done for the virus to be detected?
6 weeks to 6 months: The time line is variable, you may wish to get tested for hep c antibody for screening. If the antibody test is negative at 6 months you should get pcr test, if that is negative, it would rule out infection with hep c. See this site for more info. http://www.medicinenet.com/hepatitis_c/article.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, it is very unlikely to get infected with HIV (which causes aids) by kissing (assuming closed mouth kissing). Open mouth kissing may place you at higher risk if the hiv-infected person has an open bleeding sore that you come in contact with. However, this is very unlikely. Regarding getting HIV tested after sexual contact, it depends on your perceived risk of the person. I recommend 3-6 mos. ...Read more
Yeast infections.: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more
How accurate can be the results of an HIV PCR test if it was taken 10 and 20 hours after possible exposure?
Too soon to test: At 10 hours after exposure, if would have been much better to take post-exposure prophylaxis rather than testing. You should still consult a doctor if you may benefit from post-exposure prophylaxis, the sooner the better. HIV PCR test, if negative at 12 weeks after exposure, would rule out HIV infection. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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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