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The initial symptoms are the same as and indistinguishable from influenza and lasts about as long. The virus then hides from the immune system and in most cases no other symptoms will be seen for a latent period of 5 to 20 years, at which point the immune system begins to rapidly fail and a wide variety of opportunistic infections and cancers appear.
During the latent period as there are no symptoms the only way to detect an infection with HIV is with lab tests to antibodies to the virus.
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What period does it take for the hiv virus to be detected?

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If you get one sign of HIV do you have HIV?

  No. Many of the signs of HIV overlap with signs of other diseases. The best way to determine if you have HIV is to see your doctor and get a quick and easy HIV test.

How soon can you detect HIV?

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How soon after exposure can HIV be detected?

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What is the first test used for detecting HIV what happens if the results of this test are reactive?

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When is HIV RNA detected in HIV blood?

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Does an HIV blood test detect pregnancy?

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How soon can HIV be detected?

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How soon ELISA can detect HIV?

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What is the meaning of not detected HIV test result?

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Does a VDRL test detect HIV infection?

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If you get a HIV rash can the test detect HIV?

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