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HIV can incubate ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a friend who insists that he was told by an AIDS center that HIV can incubate for up to a year before you test HIV+....is this true? I told him no, but he insists that it is a true fact... Read more »

Incubation period

Posted by Anonymous
How come almost every people and doctors say that if you tested negative at 3 or 4 months your almost negative for sure at 6 months. This true or just percentages? Thank you very much.

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4th Generation HIV Test

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An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »
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can HCV shorten HIV incubation period?

Hello doc. i Was diagnosed with HCV in 2006, negative for HIV (test was given approximately 7 months after last risky behavior).. i am confident that after 4 years of no symptoms (or risky behavior) and a negative HIV test shortly after the 24 week...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No HCV infection would not alter your incubation period of viremia.I would not attribute any of your symptoms within a 24 hour period to HIV.... Read more »

incubation period for HIV

My wife and I have recently moved from sub saharan Africa and she has developed TB and was very ill in hospital. she has been diagnosed with HIV & her immune system is is in a bad way she has been put on ARV's - we were both tested as OK...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Time from HIV infection to illness/AIDS is highly variable. TB and HIV/AIDS is double trouble. Often severe illness is due to TB in persons who have dual infection. Early, prompt treatment of both TB and HIV is extremely important especially if the... Read more »

Hep B incubation

I'm a 28 year old guy and I had sex with a girl I met in a club back in mid May. We used a rubber but it broke and this girl gave me trich. I got the test at a clinic and the clinic wants me to be tested for HIV and Hep B. My question is what...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Having one sexually transmitted disease may increase the risk of other STDs. HBV infection may be asymptomatic. The incubation period is approximately 6 weeks to 6 months. Getting tested for other STDs is a good idea.... Read more »

ARS Incubation

Dr. FranscinoI hope all is well with you. I wanted to ask you a quick question on the incubation period between possible exposure and ARS symptoms. I recently has sex with a girl (unknown status)I met and the condom was only used initially. It...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct. HIV ARS symptoms manifest themselves weeks, not days, after HIV primary infection. However, you should also note that since you decided to go Rambo-commando with your gal-pal, symptoms or no symptoms you'll still need to get... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya, UN Warn Crisis Risks Incubating New AIDS Infections

On Thursday, officials with the UN and Kenya's National AIDS Control Program warned that ongoing unrest in the nation could prompt a new wave of HIV infections, threatening to erase the progress achieved so far. Of the 300,000 displaced Kenyans,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »