How Long Does It Take To Detect Hiv Infection
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University of Miami School of MedicineThe HIV test is a test for antibodies against the virus. The body responds to HIV infection by producing antibodies, which are detectable within a few weeks after the initial infection in most people. After 90 days, about 90% of those with HIV... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalDear wondering:Antibodies to HIV can and usually will persist for life after infection. The immune system maintains antibody levels to protect itself after exposure to an infection. Chronic infections such as HIV are most likely to maintain... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineUnlikely 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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI believe I went through ARS in December, my test in March was negetive. Would antibodies start immediately after ARS?
I have heard that HIV does not wait to infect so why does the window period last so long? My test was exactly 96 days after... Read more »
Posted by nomoreworry4meHIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »
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 »
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