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How long can it possibly take, after you catch hiv/aids, until your body gets sick/you get symptoms? Can it take up to years? What's the maximum time?
HIV: The time from initiation of infection until deterioration of the immune system to the extent that you develop opportunistic infections can be quite variable, and depends upon many factors. There are some cohorts of patients who go 20+ years without illness and others as short as 5-6 years. If you may have been exposed the best thing is to be tested ASAP because early treatment=improved outcome. ...Read more
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
AIDS HOW LONG/HIV IN: It varies from person to person.It can take months to years to apppear.50% of people infected with HIV will develop aids within next 10 years, but it is very variable these days once there is positive HIV test, there are suppressive antibiotics can be prescribed to prevent onset of full blown aids fda has just approved a drug(truvada) to prevent aids in sex partners of HIV patients. ...Read more
If hiv/aids blood goes to another human body then how many days will it take to for symptoms to show?
Not for a while: There is a 3 months window before the body converts after exposure. And symptoms may not show for some time afterwards, sometimes years. ...Read more
Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done as quicly as possible for that reason. I would suspect the success of such a culture more than 24 hours after death would be low. ...Read more
Ok but this other doctor is telling me yes i can get hiv/aids if no semen came out or went in side a persons body by dry humping with no clothing on?
An infection: Hiv is an infection caused by a virus, and spread between people by blood contact, like by sharing needles or having sex without protection. It doesn't cause symptoms for years, but it quietly kills the immune system. People with HIV are prone to get infections that people with a healthy immune system wouldn't get. They are also prone to get certain cancers. Hiv has no cure, yet. Does that help? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: If you have any concern that you have HIV on board, please get yourself tested rather than ask for a symptom. After the initial illness, which may be so mild as to go unnoticed, it's asymptomatic for years during which it would be good to be managed medically. Oral sex is low-risk for HIV but not zero-risk; the risk from lesbiain practices seems unmeasurably low, but there are other std's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more
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