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

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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 get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission
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blood samples

Hellois there the possibility for a person infected with HIV to live for 7 years without any symptoms and changes in the white cell count?when is the virus affecting the white cell count?
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
...Yes, you can have infection for that long and not have it affect the white blood cell count. In some people who have been infected for a long time, it may never affect Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first Read more »

Fresh Blood on Skin, what is the risk?

Sir,If I have fresh blood of a HIV infected person on my intact skin am I under real risk of having HIV? Is intact skin is a barrier for HIV. I have read in your forum that having vaginal secretion or semen on intact skin does not posess any real...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Intact skin is a barrier to HIV, regardless of the fluids in which it is present. In order for HIV to cause infection, it needs access to the cells of the immune Read more »

Test for HIV on donated blood

When some one donates blood (blood bank) they do test the blood for STD. If a person is fount to be HIV+ does the blood bank notefies that person. How safe is to say that if a person is not notefied by the blood bank then that person is HIV- FOR...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...saying that using a blood donation to find out one's HIV status is a terrible, immoral, selfish thing to do. That said, if a person is not notified that their blood is HIV+, it is reasonable to assume that the donor is either HIV- or in the... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mutual masturbation (hand jobs) and fisting (using a hand to penetrate the anus or vagina): These are relatively low risk, as long as your hand has no open cuts or sores. Sexual assault or rape can result in infection if the attacker is HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...immune system -- also loses a significant number of CD4 cells within 4 to 6 weeks after infection. This can all occur before a person tests positive for HIV. Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...diseases that have come to be associated with AIDS in Africa -- such as wasting syndrome, diarrheal diseases and TB -- have long been severe burdens there. However, high rates of mortality from these diseases, formerly confined to the elderly and... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...duty. As he sat before the nurse who was to take his blood, he was asked several dozen routine questions about his medical and personal history. Among the intimate questions asked of Mr. McMoore by the Red Cross, and posed to all prospective... Read more »
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LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood work that extensive throughout the entire treatment of HIV? Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming the person was hiv+) and then maybe 30 seconds or a minute were to pass and someone else had a small , slightly bleeding open cut (paper... 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 »