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What Is The Latent Period

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Ask the Experts

latent period / early symptomatic

Does it go without saying that an infected individual who one or two months after contracting the virus has an extremely low viral load will take SIGNIFICANTLY longer to develop AIDS? Is such a person also very unlikely to suffer any of the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Someone with a low or undetectable viral load after seroconversion, could still have HIV related symptoms associated with acute infection. Read more »

conflicting or misunderstanding?

hello DR BOB!:I have some confusion about the HIV.I read you said:"It may take up to ten years... Read more »

HIV infection symdrome

dear doctor, if a person infected with HIV , apart from acute HIV infection symdrome several days... Read more »
The Well Project


...TB usually attacks the lungs. Forms of TB Not everyone who is infected with TB bacteria develops "active" disease. Latent TB Most people with healthy immune systems can fight the TB bacteria, even after they breathe it in and are... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...sores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, menstruation, or genital friction. HIV-positive women tend to have more frequent and more difficult-to-treat herpes... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...herpes infections, there is no proof that it will preventthe transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact withblood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Test Used? The viral load test is helpful in several areas: For medical researchers , the test proved that HIV is never "latent" but is always multiplying. Many people with no symptoms of AIDS and high CD4 cell counts also had high viral... Read more »
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Medical Text on HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...good predictor. The part that most caught my eye was the discussion about the notion that the antibodies have a significant "latent period"--which is the same as slow seroconversion. They said that the studies that showed this were (1) done... Read more »

At my wit's end...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a woman who, as the subject line suggests, is driving myself crazy with fear. About 2 months ago, I had intercourse with someone I had just met. Not very wise, I know. I'm almost certain he used a condom (not 100% sure, however, since... Read more »


Posted by coby, 5 Replies
...(crazy) lymph nodes hurt in the groin white shit in my mouth everyday weight loss of 20 pounds skin dry and oily at same time periods are horrible and totally wipe me out the wekk before I start and the week I'm on, they were fine before this... Read more »

to the RN who seroconverted after 18 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi there. I hope you are well. I read your posts about you taking much longer than the stipulated window period to seroconvert---18 months! May I ask about your testing history? Did you test at 3, 6, 12 months? And then the final test at Read more »