How long does it take for a person to know if they have HIV

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How long does it take for a person to know if they have HIV

So many people have been asking to know how long after becoming infected with HIV it takes to be tested positive?

Read carefully below all you need to know;

Most tests that actually look for HIV are actually assessing for antibodies and According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , primary HIV symptoms may show up two to four weeks after initial exposure. 

Symptoms can continue for up to several weeks. However, some people may exhibit the symptoms only for a few days. The earliest 25 days and the latest six months. So it is very important to get tested early so that you can protect your partner and yourself. It is important to know that early detection leads to early treatment and better outcome.

Can HIV take longer than 6 months?

HIV antibody tests usually become positive within Three months of the individual being infected with the virus (the window period). In some individuals, the test may not be positive until six months or longer (This is usually considered to be unusual).

Living healthy with HIV

HIV does not kill if good care and treatment is involved. anybody can live a free and happy life even when infected with the virus (HIV). Below are the few and great ways to live a healthy life;

Always use condoms when you have vaginal and anal sex. Start treatment for HIV as soon as possible, and keep taking your HIV medicine. When you take it correctly, HIV treatment can lower or even stop your chances of spreading the virus to your sexual partners. All these will help you stay healthy.

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