Nov 30, 2007
I've heard that HIV can lay dormant in the body for up to ten years. Is there any truth to this?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
No, that is not true. It may take up to ten years after primary infection for HIV/AIDS symptoms to become manifest; however, that doesn't mean HIV has been lying "dormant" all that time. HIV remains very active throughout this "clinically latent" (symptom-free) period. I can assure you HIV is anything but a sleeping beauty!
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