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How Long Does It Take For Hiv To Show Up In Blood

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...Volume (MCV) measures the average volume (size) of individual red blood cells. A low MCV means that the cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are large and pale. This is caused by a shortage of folic acid. While the MCV measures the average...
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Maternal HIV-antibodies

Hello, We have a one year old adoptive son from Africa whose biological mother was HIV+. His PCR HIV tests have repetedly been neg-, but is still giving a + result on the maternal HIV-antibodies. How long can the antibodies be found in his blood,...
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
...In most cases the maternal antibodies disappear within a year, but in some cases this can be longer. The exact time is difficult to determine. Read more »

HIV+ blood on two day old cut

Hello.I am a Police Officer who came into contact with HIV+ blood on duty. Long story short is that I was searching a person who had a cut on their hand. Their cut was at least 1hr old but was still oozing and was not dry. During this process I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...provided PEP is not recommended.Addressing your specific questions:1.No.2.It would certainly dilute any infectious agent. Also, HIV does not live very long outside the body. The chance you got enough fresh HIV-tainted blood into your 1.5-day-old... Read more »

TEEN IN TERROR!!!!!

I am a gay teen (not out yet) and some friends and I went to a gay club in west hollywood. I had a laminate card that was a V.I.P card used to get in clubs...anywho, one of my friends friend has HIV. He grabbed my laminate card and began to pick his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Terrorized Teen,Relax Max! You're fine. The HIV risk for the event you describe is completely nonexistent. HIV does not live very long at all outside the body and certainly not for two months in your wallet! Even if your fingers touched fresh... Read more »

hiv info

how long do hiv germs survive in a drop of blood as well as on blood stains exposed to air
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV does not survive outside the body very well. It requires intimate contact or injection with a needle to transmit it. Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...your body doesn't get enough blood that carries oxygen. Anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe. It can also be temporary or a longer-lasting problem. With severe or long-lasting anemia, the lack of oxygen in the blood can damage the heart,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...diet may help control insulin resistance. See a registered dietitian to help you make good choices and plan yourmeals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff whowill see you free of charge. The health benefits of... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

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HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...person but i wasn't sure about the other person. I made a stupid mistake which can really hurt my health. I was wondering how long it would take for my blood to show if I had HIV? The last time we were sexually active was about two months... Read more »

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible Read more »

blood donation question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... If donated blood tests positive for HIV, how long after the donation date will the donor of that blood be notified? Thanks Read more »

answer guys

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...broken .it wasnt...then i washed my hands with water alone ..then i catch some water in my hands to wash my mouth out...can i get hiv if the water goes down my throat Read more »