How Long Can The HIV Virus Be Transmitted To Others?

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, if after we are infected with the HIV virus within 1-3 days after we are infected, can we transmit the virus to other people ?? please enlighten me, thank you …..

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. When talking about HIV transmission, the criteria so far are only limited if there are people who have been infected with HIV, certain body fluids enter the body of non-sufferers. Body fluids in question are blood, sperm, vaginal fluid or breast milk. It is not specified how long the person has been infected with HIV. The point is that as long as he is infected with HIV, he has the potential to transmit, unless he has already been treated for a certain period of time.


As for the so-called window period, which is between the 4-12 weeks post-risk behavior, this is the period in which a person's body has actually been infected with HIV, but not yet detected by investigations. Not detected does not mean not yet infected. Therefore even though it is still in the window period, people infected with HIV can still transmit the disease to others. Although there are studies that say that in the initial phases of transmission it is not high, further research is still needed to confirm this.


So if you are worried about transmitting or contracting HIV from someone who might have recently contracted HIV, the only way to diagnose is to do HIV testing twice, namely at the 4th week and at the 12th week after risk behavior. This is because no matter how high the risk is and however many HIV-like symptoms, if the test results are negative, then you are still not diagnosed with HIV and vice versa, even though you have carried out prevention in any form, and don't feel any HIV symptoms at all, if the HIV test results are positive , then you have been diagnosed with HIV. So again, the point is to do an HIV test, then your diagnosis can be established. So, hopefully answering your question.

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