HIV question...please help!?
Would HIV at least raise suspicion in blood test after 7 years of possible infection?
Like in a blood test, the blood count, etc. Would there be some abnormal thing after 7 years? I know that some symptoms may not occur for a while after possible infection, but wouldn't the blood test at least raise suspicion of it?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You may not show symptoms and if they aren't looking for this they aren't going to find it, you should have a screening test if you even think that you could be positive. Even if you don't think you could be positive then you should still be tested if you have had any unprotected sex, multiple partners or are simply sexually active. Web site below will let you enter a zip code and find a free testing location locally.
Please get tested, all active people who aren't in monogamous relationships should.
- 1 decade ago
Unless something triggers the spread of HIV, a person could live their entire life with the disease without knowing they ever had it. Thus, even after 7 years of possible infection, it is not entirely necessary that there will be symptoms of the disease. If you want to be absolutely positive, however, ask your doctor about taking the HIV blood test.
- BrianLv 51 decade ago
No probably not,you would need a specific antibody test which is looking for ur bodies reaction to an hiv infection,there are other types of testing,but yes it has to be specific tests.