How Fast Can Hiv Be Detected 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineSubtyping HIV-1 is usually performed in research laboratories using fairly sophisticated molecular biology techniques. It involves DNA sequencing the HIV envelop, and polymerase genes primarily, and then comparing those sequences to known other... 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineDepends on what you are trying to detect and when in the course of HIV infection. P24 antigen is likely only to be detected in very early HIV infection or at very late stages of AIDS. PCR testing which looks for the viral RNA in blood can be... Read more »
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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 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 xtreme, 1 ReplyI've read that the window period for most people is 3 months after exposure and the rest of the people will show antibodies at 6 months - im confused over this cause ive read that a supressed immune system will mess up results but does it mean no... 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 »
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