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Can Hiv Lay Dormant In A Woman For Up To Ten Years

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Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2 years ago. My friend told me this person has hiv. We were dancing and he was sweating. Is the french kiss/and sweaty dancing a risk? I worry if the kiss...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Three quick points:1.Your HIV acquisition from a two-second kiss and some dirty dancing (no matter how sweaty) is essentially nonexistent. (See below.)2.Your seven negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable DNA PCR are definitive and... Read more »

How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?

My partner and I are living out of the USA and have been together for almost 30 years. For the... Read more »

Dormant HIV

I've heard that HIV can lay dormant in the body for up to ten years. Is there any truth to... Read more »
Articles
Human Rights Watch

Holding Back Progress on HIV

The biannual International AIDS Conference began yesterday in Vienna, bringing together tens of thousands of HIV experts, activists and officials from around the world. The theme of this year's conference is human rights -- a recognition that only... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

TAG at Ten: The Year 2002

January: HIV vaccine papers in Nature by Merck's Emilio Emini, Harvard's Dan Barouch. February: First ATAC (AIDS Treatment Activist Conference) teach-in, Seattle (seventy people attend), followed by ATAC/BMS meeting and Retrovirus conference.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

Lipoatrophy and HIV Medications Treatment Options for Lipoatrophy Understanding Lipohypertrophy Treatment Interventions for Lipohypertrophy Increased Lipids: Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and Triglycerides Conclusion Note: The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Immune Cells Where HIV Can Lie Dormant, Possible Treatments

Researchers have determined how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune system cells and prevent the cells from self-destructing, according to a study published Thursday online in the journal Retrovirology , the AP/Google.com reports. HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

Have had "unsafe" sex for over ten years.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Come on let's get real here. We have all had so called "unsafe " sex and most of us are still around. I have had sex without condoms for years and I remain healthy and happy. In fact condoms are toxic in themselves (some people have latex allergies)... Read more »

Is ten years too late?

Posted by matt367, 2 Replies
Hello.. This is scary!! I found out that somebody from my past is very very sick. I have not been able to find out what she is sick with and am praying for her. But also i am worried because after we started dating (ten years ago) I had very bad... Read more »

my partner of ten years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner of 10 years tested positive last week. He has just
returned home from a business trip and has a fever tonight of
102. He hasn't started meds yet, as our first Dr's appt. isn't
until next... Read more »

Somebody lay it out for me...

Posted by prettynervous, 2 Replies
I'm a litte nervous - about four months ago I met a girl in a club and after spending most of the night together we went back to my room. We performed (unprotected) oral sex on each other, but that was it, though I had cut (small) my mouth chewing... Read more »