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Anti rabies vaccine causes hiv? HIV symptoms start how long and HIV testing done how long in days?

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics
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In brief: No...

The rabies vaccine does not cause HIV.
Exposure to the virus is. Unless the vaccine was given with an HIV contaminated needle (which would be incredibly unlikely) there is no cause for concern. If it is known that the needle was contaminated, you should be on prophylactic meds. Sx can start in a couple of weeks with flu-like symptoms or not for 10 years. Test 6 mo after last risk of exposure

In brief: No...

The rabies vaccine does not cause HIV.
Exposure to the virus is. Unless the vaccine was given with an HIV contaminated needle (which would be incredibly unlikely) there is no cause for concern. If it is known that the needle was contaminated, you should be on prophylactic meds. Sx can start in a couple of weeks with flu-like symptoms or not for 10 years. Test 6 mo after last risk of exposure
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