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If someone is infected a month ago with hiv, would it show up on the test and symptoms start showing?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: It depends

Acute HIV infection may present within weeks and feel like a common viral infection and usuallly resolves within a few days.
The disease can be diagnosed within 2 weeks by a quantitative pcr test, which measures the viral load directly. Other symptoms may occur at various times. If you suspect you have been infected, see a physician who treats HIV asap or go to a sti clinic.

In brief: It depends

Acute HIV infection may present within weeks and feel like a common viral infection and usuallly resolves within a few days.
The disease can be diagnosed within 2 weeks by a quantitative pcr test, which measures the viral load directly. Other symptoms may occur at various times. If you suspect you have been infected, see a physician who treats HIV asap or go to a sti clinic.
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Probably

Hiv antibodies can turn positive anytime from 2 weeks to 2 months.
Early HIV infection may not show symptoms.

In brief: Probably

Hiv antibodies can turn positive anytime from 2 weeks to 2 months.
Early HIV infection may not show symptoms.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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