Can Hiv Be Detected 5 Weeks After Infection
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University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolBabies can acquire HIV during gestation (in utero), during delivery (intrapartum), or after birth (post-partum; through breast feeding). Timing of infection can usually be inferred by screening test (DNA PCR) results. A positive DNA PCR at birth... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question.The p-24 antigen test will pick up an infection an average of 6 days prior toa person testing antibody positive. The p-24 antigen tests will often showpositive 2-3 weeks after initial infection. However, not all... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineELISA is very sensitive in chronic HIV infection, but an HIV infected person may test ELISA negative during a "window period" that varies in length from a few weeks to a few months after infection. Whether it is a few weeks or more... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineSigns and symptoms associated with waning immunity would not show up several months after a primary HIV infection. The average time between initial infection and symptoms such as opportunistic infection (eg. oral thrush) is 10 years.The blood test... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAs many worried persons, I took a PCR-RNA 4 weeks after my infection risk, to amend my fears. It came back negative. Although I should relax now, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for... Read more »
Posted by jxrHi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... 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 »
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 »
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