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Can A Person Be Hiv Infected And Have No Symptoms For Ten Years

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The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel.
Ask the Experts

Can she be positive

I am(57yrs) in Zimbabwe, got sick a few days ago, i went to the doctor and was told i am HIV positive, i have not been sexually active for 8yrs, is this even possible, also if i really am then i am in trouble because, there is no medication. What...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...technical or clerical error. If you are confirmed to be HIV positive, you need to see a physician who is experienced in treating HIV/AIDS. Medications are scarce in Zimbabwe, but international aid groups are making progress to increase the... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS. An infected person can appear completely healthy. But anyone infected with HIV can infect other people, even if they have no symptoms. Immediately after infection, some people may develop mild, temporary flu-like symptoms or persistently... Read more »

How long a person not show any symptom of Hiv

can a person remain perfectly healthy after 9years of direct exposure
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
...A person can be HIV infected for over 9 years and not show any symptoms. Read more »

Symptoms of HIV?

Hello, Say a person does not now that he or she is HIV postive, but it has been 5 years since that time of sexual activity and no other activity has been engaged since then. IF that person became HIV infected, would that person definitly show some...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...amount of time is approximately ten years. Please see the posting entitled "Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS" (http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/faqs/faq2.html#timeline).RMK Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...joints, stomach ache, swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash for one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...significantly decreases the number of days each month when HSV can be detected on the skin or mucous membranes, even when there are no symptoms. Can Herpes Be Prevented? It is difficult to prevent the spread of HSV. Partly this is because... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...determine the rate and severity of HIV disease expression. Similarly, some people infected with hepatitis B, for example, show no symptoms or only jaundice and clear their infection, while others suffer disease ranging from chronic liver... Read more »
The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...systems can fight the TB bacteria, even after they breathe it in and are infected. People with latent, or inactive, TB have no symptoms. They don't feel sick and they don't spread the disease to other people. In some people TB remains latent or... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did they occurr? How long did they last? What was... Read more »

am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...the rapid swab, negative on july 7th i went to ER because i felt really sick and spaced out they did a bunch of test including HIV for antibodies and came back negative they also checked my blood count and they said it was all normal, on july 9th... Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...SYMPTOMS........Something miraculous happened since i knew i was negative: my symptoms have started disappearing, now i have no symptoms except my fear of memory loss. I think that is 100% psychological and i can overcome that. I now believe in... Read more »

10 years for symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...why do they always say it takes average of 10 years for symptoms ? From what I see symptoms start very early for alot of people. Read more »