When To Symptoms – HIV Symptoms Appear?
Good afternoon doctor. I want to ask the doctor about HIV. when the symptoms will appear after sex. and regarding the ONE STEP HIV Test … when can it be used for an HIV test
Hi Usman ... Thank you for the question.
HIV is a virus that attacks a person's body's defense system, so when infected with this virus, that person will be more easily infected by a disease because of his low immune system. Symptoms will appear in the early months after infection. Early symptoms of HIV are often not realized because of symptoms that appear like someone who has the flu such as fever, headache, joint pain, vomiting, and skin rash. Furthermore, in going into the latent phase which can occur for several years where the HIV virus is increasingly attacking the body's defense system and can also not provide symptoms or symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes. Furthermore, it will enter the AIDS phase where there are increasingly severe complaints due to lower body endurance.
There are tests to diagnose HIV that detect antibodies and antigen tests. Antibody tests can be done 3-12 weeks after exposure. One-step HIV tool you can use to detect early whether or not infected with HIV. If negative results you can do repetition because negative results can only be in the window period / latent phase. For further tests, you can check with your intern doctor or to a hospital that has an HIV testing facility to get further tests.
In addition you can do is: do a healthy lifestyle, avoid free sex, avoid the use of syringes alternately, and be loyal to only one partner.
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