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

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What Is HIV?

...does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an HIV test . How...
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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
...reprint some basic information about HIV transmission.) Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Stay well. Dr. Bob Dr. Bob, hope you had a good vacation. Please answer.... Read more »

HIV eliminated in 10 years?!

Dr. Frascino, I've seen several of these articles mentioning they believe that hiv will be eliminated in 10 years, but they do not mention a cure! I certainly plan to be alive and kicking in 10 years, and without a cure, I will still have hiv.Are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...opinion, this proposal while being an intriguing idea, would be difficult to implement in the real world. How would we persuade people who are not feeling sick to get tested every year and take long-term drug therapy if they tested positive? The... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey there Aussie Dude (or Dudette?),How many people die from HIV in 2008? Well, if you are asking how many HIV/AIDS-related deaths will occur worldwide (or in the Land Down Under) in 2008, we obviously don't know yet, because it's only September, Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
... At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in the early 1980s), and they are... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

... Abbreviation: HIV/AIDS = human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. * Per 10,000 population. † Annual hospitalizations Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambian President Announces New Goal of Distributing AIDS Drugs to 100,000 HIV-Positive People by End of Next Year

...antiretroviral drugs at no cost to 100,000 HIV-positive residents by the end of 2005, Reuters reports. Currently, about 12,000 people in the country receive antiretroviral drugs at no cost. Mwanawasa gave no cost estimate for the expansion,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Older People Living With HIV/AIDS in Michigan Doubled Over Past Five Years

...sex lives, but many do not use condoms because they do not see themselves as at risk for HIV infection, perhaps because HIV/AIDS prevention messages are targeted toward people ages 40 and younger, according to the News . In addition, some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Legal Program for People With AIDS Marks 25 Years

... San Francisco's AIDS Legal Referral Panel, the Bay Area's only nonprofit providing low- or no-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS, will mark its 25th anniversary on Nov. 13 with a fundraising reception. Bill Hirsh, its executive... Read more »
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AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...unconditional love. Unconditional love is something a lot of us speak about but rarely offer. So here goes! I am SO tired of people sending in posts asking what they should do about the person they are in love with due to the fact that they... Read more »

regarding this person who is putting people down

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I USED TO THINK THIS WAS A GREAT WEB SIGHT BUT ALL I FIND IS PEOPLE THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLES FEELINGS. MY HIV DOCTOR SAID I HAVE TO TEST UP TO 12 MONTH BECAUSE OF MY EXPOSURE. PLEASE GIVE PEOPLE A BREAK! IM SURE NOBODY WANTS TO STIR UP Read more »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression Read more »