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HIV hinding out in lymph nodes?
      #99935 - 06/15/04 12:37 PM

I've read in my med/surg book that HIV needs some sort of reaction in the body for it to start replicating itself once inside the blood stream. If this is true, how long would it take for it to begin reproducing?Also, wouldnt all the test guidelines of 28 days PCR and 13 week Elisa test be inaccurate? Maybe the 6 month ELISA test is the only sure thing. Just a thought.

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Re: HIV hinding out in lymph nodes? new
      #99936 - 06/15/04 02:37 PM

I am sorry but you are wrong, HIV dose not hide in your body waiting for an opportune time to infect you. If you are actually infected the disease will start replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or being under treatment like chemotherapy. If you were actually infected you should show antibodies on a Elisa test between 6 and 12 weeks, if you test negative at 12 weeks you are negative, end of story.

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Re: HIV hinding out in lymph nodes? new
      #99938 - 06/15/04 02:43 PM

So what you're saying is you would go back to your normal life if you had a negative antibody test at 12 weeks? Would it matter what test (3rd Gen, home access, or oral sure)? What about a neg PCR at 28 days? Would you confirm that with a 12 week antibody test?

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Re: HIV hinding out in lymph nodes? new
      #99954 - 06/15/04 08:33 PM

Well what I am saying is that taking a PCR test is good, but also an expensive option, a 6 week Elisa or any other FDA approved test is a good start. But until the CDC and the WHO go to 6 weeks conclusive I will say 3mo for a conclusive test. If you test negative at 3mo you are not infected with HIV.

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