How long does it take for hiv to show up
February 24, 2014
How long does it take for hiv to show up? It is a question that many people want to know, particularly for whom is being worry to get infected hiv.
When someone get infected HIV virus, the symptoms do not always show up. It could be asymptomatic. Sometimes, it shows up as flu like symptoms such as fever, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and headache.
If you guess you have been involved something that gave you high risk to catch hiv, you need to wait until 3 months or 12 weeks to address your infection status. Even though, many people with HIV will test positive within 2-8 weeks after infection.
The question of “how long does it take for hiv to show up?” Sometimes is misinterpreted. Many think it is about the symptoms, other think it is about the positive test in laboratory. What I emphasize this is about the last one.
I repeat. It needs 3 months for hiv to show up as positive in laboratory test. If you feel anxiety about relying on 3 month result, you could opt to take another test, at 6 month.
Don’t be lazy to get information about hiv in so many in depth articles on the internet. Your knowledge will help you face the fact if you really get infected.
Taking an hiv test in laboratory is always confidential. So, you dont need to be shy that other people will know your secret. If you address your hiv status sooner, it will be better for you and your future sexual partner.