The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Aug 5, 2012

dear doctor I am a male 32years. how many years does HIV symptoms or signs appear when you have unprotected sex with HIV person?

i had unprotected sex in 1996 and i didnt know her status can i live upto this time without any sign? (no serious illness or taking any medication) this thing has been troubling me on my mind please kindly help. thank you in advance. kaumba

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi You can live with HIV for a long time before it compromises your immune system to the point of starting to have illnesses. The only way to truly know is to get HIV testing done. Because if you are HIV positive you want to be on meds and taking care of yourself because we know that once someone knows their status being on meds increases the positive outcomes and extending life! Which is want we want!

Be well and get tested! Shannon

HIV exposure from vaginal secretions
I am HIV positive and my husband is not,

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint