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How long does it take the Hiv virus to appear on a blood test?


How long does it take the Hiv virus to appear on a blood test?

I read somewhere that it can take approximately three months for the virus to show in the blood but then I heard that Patience's have a series of tests at 3 monthly intervals

On average, it takes 6 months. Although most people wont find out they have it til much much later as it can take years for symptoms to show up. By that time, they could have given it to other people. This is why HIV spreading is a problem. Protection is very important for those being sexualy active with several people.

it depends,but if you think you have been exposed take test every 3 months for a year. But I do believe they have test now that can actually give results in hour,its just a matter of if its gonna show up in your system.

i read alot up on hiv and how fast it can be detected i the blood. they say that it takes a few weeks for the virus to be detected but usually 3 months for sure in rare cases it take up to 6 months.

Antibodies usually show up on tests within 3 months, but in very rare cases, it could take up to 6 months for the antibodies to show up on tests.

About 9mths from first test to complete confirmation.

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