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Can normal blood tests detect signs of HIV two years after infection?

Can normal blood tests detect signs of HIV two years after infection?

Antibody to HIV: Routine blood tests do not examine for HIV and may not detect any abnormality due to HIV at two years after exposure. Antibody to HIV would be positive at that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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What are the signs of hiv?

What are the signs of hiv?

May not be any...: Early, acute, significant viremia (big load of hiv) may cause a "viral syndrome" similar to that of flu, but often a bit longer duration. Many people actually don't feel anything and thus don't know they got infected. Often they remain healthy/symptom free for yrs and this is one of the dangers of HIV transmission: people don't know. Thus, take precaution. Protect yourself/partner. Consult doc. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hiv?

What are the signs of hiv?

HIV is hard to get: First. Every single human must know that HIV exposure should be treated immediately. There is now a way to prevent infection if exposure is treated within 72 hours. Second, HIV does not have signs or symptoms until very late in an untreated patient. And, most patients are now treated in this country and never develop 'signs'. What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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What are the first signs of hiv?

What are the first signs of hiv?

...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv. ...Read more

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What could be an early sign of hiv?

New or old?: Acute HIV syndromes can have several presentations, including looking like meningitis, but the most common is like infectious mononucleosis, with fever, swollen lymph nodes, malaise. If you are asking how HIV can present after you have had it many years asymptomatically, that is a subject for a large volume of information. If you are concerned, please get tested. Early treatment is best. ...Read more

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Which are first signs of HIV in females?

Which are first signs of HIV in females?

Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose! ...Read more

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What are the signs of hiv? I need to know the signs of hiv.

What are the signs of hiv? I need to know the signs of hiv.

Many: There can be various types of symptoms. If you are concerned over it, get a blood test ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to show the signs of hiv?

Varies per person.: Within a few weeks of being infected with hiv, some people develop flu-like symptoms that last for a week or two, but others have no symptoms at all. People living with HIV may appear and feel healthy for several years. However, even if they feel healthy, HIV is still affecting their bodies, and can be spread to other people. Swollen lymph glands and fatigue are common symptoms after a few years. ...Read more

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Is petechia a sign of hiv?

Is petechia a sign of hiv?

HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Is a cough a early sign of hiv?

Is a cough a early sign of hiv?

May be, but there : Are too many other causes that are more common. See this site for signs of hiv, keeping in mind that many patients with HIV have no signs or symptoms. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...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