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How Long After Exposure Does The Hiv Show Up

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Long ago Exposure recent status positive.

I have just been given a positive status on a HIV test through an insurance checkup. The only event that could have caused this happened 6 years ago. I am a healthy 51 year old male with no symptoms (my last checkup was 4 months ago). I am not a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Tim,You do need to get help and advice right away. I would make an urgent appointment with your doctor. If he is a professional, he will provide important information, do some preliminary blood work (including confirming the HIV test result,... Read more »

How long after the exposure before detectable viral count?

I was tested positive for HIV on Oct. 17 with the viral count of 115,000. It's been 11/2 month since my long distance boyfriend and I have been together. He tested negative and a week later they checked for viral load and it also came back...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Unlikely based on the timing information you provided. If he were infected by you (or you by him), a viral load should be positive now.MH... Read more »

How long after exposure should one be tested?

Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests?Thank you....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Most of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, but like HIV it can take as long as 6 months. If one wants to make a diagnosis of acute infection,then the PCR viral tests must be done before the antibodies turn positive. DTD... Read more »

exposure a long time ago

I had an exposure 6 years ago. I only took tests now, and the elisa was positive, western blot indeterminate(p24 equivocal) and viral load test was undetectable.Can it be that I have aids already which made western blot indeterminate(loss of core...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot and undetectable HIV plasma viral load six years after a potential exposure indicates you are HIV negative. Confirmatory tests (qualitative PCR DNA, for example) can be run, but I do not feel they... Read more »
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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 »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »