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Can Aids Symptoms Show Up After 10 Years

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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. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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10 years symptoms

What symptoms of HIV would a woman who has had HIV for 10 years and never been treated. Could the woman still be in perfect health?Thank you for your answers....
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
After ten years of HIV infection, a person still may not have any symptoms of HIV. The symptoms of HIV may be very non-specific meaning that they can be caused by diseases other than HIV. The more common findings of advanced diease include weight... Read more »


They say that most people go many years without symptoms. I was just wondering on the average, how many years before most people have symptoms? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
On average, about 8-10 years until the development of AIDS, and more like 6-8 for minor HIV-associated problems like thrush.... Read more »

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Logi,1.What is happening to you and your family? To put it bluntly, you are being consumed with irrational fear. You had brief (60 seconds!) protected insertive vaginal sex with a woman of unknown HIV status. That puts your risk for HIV in the... Read more »

Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would they be tested yearly by regular pediatrician?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the baby tested negative for HIV antibody after 18 months of age, the baby is not infected.BJ... Read more »
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possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 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 to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »

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

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »

4 year symptoms?

Posted by austerlitz, 2 Replies
I have a question. Say I became infected with HIV 4 years ago, and for those 4 years I never had symptoms. Then one day, symptoms began to start. What would those symptoms be? I don't mean what would the symptoms of AIDS be. Just the late symptoms... 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.

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