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How Long For The Aids Virus To Appear In The Blood

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...attack and kill germs, and help regulate the immune system. "B cells" make antibodies, special proteins that attack germs. Lymphocytes are normally 20% to 40% of WBCs. A regular CBC does not give T-cell counts. Most people with HIV infection get special T-cell tests (see Fact Sheet 124 ). However, the results of a CBC are needed to calculate T-cell counts, so both tests are done at the same time. Monocytes or Macrophages (Monos) make up...
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HIV blood banks

This may seem obvious to some but i'm wondering (apart from if they were to have an operation) why HIV'ers would want to store blood for future use? I read somewhere that blood stored while there is a high content of CD4 cells could be reintroduced...
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
...Good questions. Cells wouldn't survive very long at room temperature or in the refrigerator without long term freezing, which requires special handling and storage and is outside Read more »

Self Stored blood

Is self stored HIV+ Blood safe to replace back into my body after surgery?
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, but only for a limited time, as blood banks have strict rules about how long self-donated blood is good for. Read more »

I tested negative for hiv does this also mean im negative for aids?

Im a little confused...If you test negative for hiv does that mean you also do not have aids?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...count falling below 200 or the development of certain opportunistic illnesses that reflect severe immunodeficiency. That's the long answer to your question. The short answer is yes, if you test negative for HIV, you do not have AIDS (by... Read more »


how long does it take for blood to dry on carpet?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Fascinating question--why do you ask? If this is a question about HIV transmssion, please direct it to Dr. Bob Francino. He's the transmission guy. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

... An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently defines AIDS in an adult or... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood? who has had sex with another man since 1977, even once Are a hemophiliac Have ever had a positive antibody test for HIV (AIDS Virus) Are a man or woman who has had sex for money or drugs any time since 1977 Have had hepatitis any time... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...Fluids" Non-Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Ways of Preventing HIV From Entering the Body Ways in which HIV Is Transmitted Sexual Routes of Transmission Non-Sexual Routes of Transmission Mother... Read more »
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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 »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). INCUBATION PERIOD AND SYMPTOMS: * The HIV virus does not live for long outside the body. It is carried in semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk and blood. * The virus can multiply for weeks... Read more »

How long...?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can HIV live in a syrindge? 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 »