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Can A Person Have Hiv For 10 Years And Not Know It

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People More Likely to Keep HIV Clinic Appointments if They Believe Their Care Providers Know Them as a Person

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore investigated whether the quality of patients' relationships with their HIV care providers helped patients keep routine care appointments. They were looking for potential targets for future... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Helping People They Know Makes Fighting AIDS Personal for House of Ruth Volunteers

House of Ruth is a local organization that provides financial and social support for people living with HIV/AIDS. With assistance from Louisville Metro Housing and Family Services, the group offers clients a rental subsidy program. It also provides... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco AIDS Foundation Director of 15 Years to Step Down for Personal Reasons

San Francisco AIDS Foundation Executive Director Pat Christen on Friday announced she will leave her position on July 31 to spend more time with her family, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Christen, who has served as director for 15 years,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that topic in the archives of this forum. I have... Read more »

8 years I did not know hiv + girl friend

I am a male in my late 30s my girlfriend of 8 years is hiv+ she never told me. learned of it when she hospitalized with pcp pnumonia in feb.she just was recently was released from care I am trying to help her as much as I can but I am haveing...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I understand how it can be very upsetting to find out this information. It is good that you have tested HIV negative and may want to test again in a few months, just to be sure. But usually a person seroconverts within three months after... Read more »

I know the answer, but I ask anyway.... (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Well, here I am again, losing my mind very rapidly. In 2000 while in college, I had (3)pretty intense (one was really bloody), random, unprotected encounters with females I did not know. I mustered the courage to test during late 2001 and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are absolutely correct: You do indeed "know the answer." Time to man-up, grow a set, and do what you know you need to do. As for being too terrified to get tested, see below.Good luck.Dr. BobHELP - very scared (concerning oral sex... Read more »


Dr. Frascino,I'm a 29 year-old male who was recently in Miami for work conference. I'm a total top (never have bottomed) and had unprotected sex with a guy I met from online. We probably had sex for what seemed like 10 minutes (15 max)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joel,Obviously you understood the potential catastrophic consequences of playing Brokeback Mountain with Mr. Miami McBarebacker and that was enough to scare the happy out of your Mr. Happy. As for the dude claiming to be HIV negative, I... Read more »
Connect With Others

Could someone be HIV+ for 7 years and not know?

Posted by Butterfly2014, 2 Replies
If someone had risky sex with someone 7 years ago, is it possible that they could have HIV and not know?

What if that person had been to the doctors office numerous times throughout the years for regular check ups, physical exams, cbcs, etc,... Read more »

Positive Singles, New Totally FREE HIV dating and HIV Personals Site.

Posted by PozGays, 1 Reply was built since 2001 and now has been 12 years. It has more than 687000 members who live with HIV/HSV/HPV or other STDs.And members are from US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain,France,Italy,United Kingdom,... Read more »

no sex and i dont know how not to take it personal

Posted by dogman, 2 Replies
Me and my BF are not having sex no more. I'm negative and he's positive. And I love him more then life it self.. But I'm starting to take the rejection personal. Is there something I should be doing or trying to make the feeling go away?or something... Read more »

Dating another HIV+ person

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for over 5 years and always involved in relationships with HIV- guys. That has never been an issue for me nor my past partners.
Nowadays I got involved with another HIV+ guy who is really nice with a golden heart. The shocking... Read more »