Dried Blood How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thanks for your kind comments!Your concerns about HIV transmission via dried blood are unwarranted. This question comes up fairly frequently. See below.Stay well.Dr. BobBlood In BedMar 25, 2009Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »
University of North CarolinaHello thereViruses alive inside cells and must have the nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Outside a body, the virus is fragile and dies within minutes if it is allowed to dry up. HIV can survive longer in environments where blood or semen is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDoes anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »
Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Replyhave been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHow long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »
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