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Dormant HIV
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

Hello,

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!

Dr. Bob



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