The HIV virus
Jan 26, 2003
Is it possible for you to be HIV-positive for a number of years and not even know it?
Response from Mr. Kull
A person can live for a number of years infected with HIV and not know that they are infected. On average, people experience AIDS-related symptoms 10 years after infection.
If a person is at risk for HIV infection, it is advised that they get tested three or more months after infection. People develop antibodies to HIV within three months of infection, and antibody tests will confirm infection if testing occurs after the window period. It is extremely rare that someone would take longer than three months for antibodies to be detectable.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Itchy Skin A Symptom Of AIDS?
- Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Blowjob From A Prostitute?
- Itchy Balls After Oral Sex Hooker Does It Mean I Have HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Masturbation Worried I Have HIV
- White Discharge After Insertive Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Frequent Watery Vaginal Discharge With Bad Odor
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.