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Can Hiv Live In Your Body For A Long Time

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What Is HIV?

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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 last 10 years as part of our regular physicals we have been checked for HIV and have come up negative each time. Now he has turned up positive and says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. 3.... Read more »

Can you please help???? Living with fear of HIV for a long time.

Hello Dr. Horwath, Now I know that you cannot diagnose someone over the internet and I plan on seeing a psychiatrist. However, can you possibly give me an insight into what my problem might be. I am terrified of the HIV virus. I do...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV infection from shaking hands.You definitely have an anxiety problem, probably obsessive-compulsive disorder. You should seek Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... 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
...Partial Immunity???? I have to put question marks after the word "immunity", since there is no definitive proof thus far that anybody has a true documented immunity to HIV. But, in persons who are living prolonged periods of time with HIV (and... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...information throughout their childhood. Toddlers/preschoolers: Children up to age 4 are learning the basics about their bodies. They don't understand the concepts of disease, death, or sex. However, you can set the stage for future... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...disease or changes within the body Natural History trials Study the natural progression of disease in the human body Quality of Life trials Study ways to improve aspects of life for people living with... Read more »
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HIV News & Views, October 1, 2009 - The Body

... HIV News & Views, October 1, 2009 - The Body October 1, 2009 Breaking News at TheBody.com News & Views Library Change/Update Subscription Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect new cells in your body. HIV must go through a number of different steps in order to make copies ofitself. This is called the HIV... Read more »
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how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 3 Replies
...how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...in this and i know i will get my teeth implant and also lm trying hard to organice my life in a similar way as last time imy body responded positive to my situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to... Read more »

So nervous. Please don't ignore

Posted by BayRS, 1 Reply
...did indeed have HIV, what do you think my chances are of getting it? I've read that HIV is fragile and can't live outside the body for a long time, but like I said, he did it RIGHT after he came so it wasn't a long time. It wasn't even a minute.... Read more »

THE BODY and what it use to be...

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
...If I were newly diagnosed, seeking help or understanding, I would be very careful about what you read here... Evidently TheBody is to busy to police their very own backyard. Shame on you... Read more »