How Early Can HIV Be Detected In The Body
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Even if the "average" for detection was as early as four weeks, as you suggest, "average" is certainly a long way from absolute. "Average" would still miss a significant number of people who ultimately will test... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillLet's be clear, there has been no knocking out of the virus from a person's body. This individual still has HIV infection. What therapy started just after HIV infection may have done was protect this person's immune system in a way... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineIf a baby becomes infected during the pregnancy, then they will test positive at birth by HIV DNA PCR or HIV RNA PCR.If infected around the time of labor and delivery, then they will typically test positive within 2 weeks by HIV DNA or RNA PCR. The... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHow early can HIV be detected? I was exposed about three weeks ago, is there a test for that time period?
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Posted by nomoreworry4meHIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »
Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat is compromised/ supressed immune system.
Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.
Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.
Do such person with... Read more »
Posted by raymond, 1 Replybecause our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »
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