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How soon does the HIV virus show up in the blood?
Are you wondering when an HIV test will detect antibodies? It depends on the state that you live in and what their protocol is. From the time you become infected to the time you produce antibodies is called the "window period." This can take 3 months to 6 months. It all depends on what testing technology your state department of health uses. If you put yourself at risk anytime during the window period, you will need to be retested at the end of the 3 or 6 months to be sure that you are uninfected. If you have good insurance, or can afford it, some doctors will do what is called a PCR test. That detects the virus itself. Usually they can pick up the virus in 3 to 4 weeks. They tend to be very expensive though. A standard HIV antibody test is usually done for free through your local department of health, AIDS service organizations, family planning clinics and Planned Parenthood. There are also rapid tests available that can give you results in 20 minutes.
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No. The CBC only will show effects of a virus like high white count.
The incubation period for HIV can be variable, so the answer is not exact, but from what I have read the incubation can take up to 120 days. When testing for HIV(AIDS) i…t is important to get a baseline blood sample and at 0 days from the time of the suspected exposure and then at 120 days for comparison. It can take from several weeks, to a few months.
no,because in HIV test,they don't check the blood. they check the resistance of the body to HIV no,because in HIV test,they don't check the blood. they ch…eck the resistance of the body to HIV
Blood that is tested for HIV is tested for presence of antibodies to the virus not the virus itself?
Yes.When the whuite blood number lower than 200 hundred this it is reasson to thing that somthing wrong tis happening in your body.
Within about 10 minutes of taking it.
About 1-6 months after contraction. Depends on rate of multiplication. A very very weak strand can take a long time to have enough virus cells to show up on a test, and a very… very very strong strand can multiply quickly and be visible on a test within a month
If u bang it....instantly.....by mouth...30 to 45 mins
No; HIV must be specifically tested for.
after smoking, the next time you urinate it will show up in a urine test. saliva tests only work up to about ten hours after consumption.
Answer Blood tests may show that you are pregnant as little as seven days after conception. Most doctors will only do one if you have missed a period whic…h is 14 days after conception. Answer Hi, A Quantitative blood test can show if you're pregnant 5-7 days after you think conception may of taken place.
it will take 2 to 3 weeks for chlamydia to show up in urine. In 1-3 weeks after contact.
At a minimum, it takes about 2 weeks before enough antibodies are produced in the blood so that a test for HIV would be reactive (positive).
Not in Normal Blood Tests No. You need to ask specifically for the HIV blood test. Some blood tests may alert the doctor that something is wrong. HIV-infected indi…viduals may have abnormal blood tests, and there are certain abnormalities that are commonly seen in infected people. Should these abnormalities be found, it would be similar to the doctor finding clinical signs in a physical examination that would raise his suspicion. In areas where the prevalence of HIV is low, such as the USA and Europe, it is still unlikely that the cause is HIV - there are many causes for these abnormalities. Even in areas where the prevalence of HIV is high, these abnormal results cannot be used to decide whether or not someone has HIV - they still are often caused by something else, just as swollen lymph nodes are often caused by something else.
I think i read somewhere that the longest time on record, was 6 months but in those cases that would be extremely rare. Usually 3-4 months after exposure to the virus it… will definitely show. The antibodies have to build up before it can leave it's dormant state.
I called and asked my obgyn, and she said a blood test would only be accurate two weeks after your missed period and to only do it as a validation of a home pregnancy test…. A blood test shows before you've missed a period, but at this early stage you would have to have 2 blood tests to show that the hormones are rising as there is quite a variation in normal, and a single test would not show you are pregnant.