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HIV for 12 years

Jun 24, 2007

My boyfriend has NEVER been tested for HIV! He has 5 kids by 3 diffrent moms!! Is it possible to have HIV for 12 years and not know it? I believe one of his mothers is HIV positive..yet they haven'y had sex in 12 years.

Response from Dr. Horwath

Yes, unfortunately it is possible to have HIV for 12 years without knowing it. This may not be typical, but it is possible.

Your boyfriend has obviously had unprotected sex a number of times since he has 5 kids. He is at risk for having HIV infection, as are you if you've had unprotected sex with him. I advise you both to be tested for HIV.

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