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Can Hiv Not Show Up For Years

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i am 40 years old and have had hiv for 12 years...

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Megan Noel. I am 40 years old, and have had HIV for 12
years. I had a Dr. by the name of Kenneth J. Blair for the 1st 7
years of my care. My husband, who is negative, has been fighting
with the community to get care for me ever since. Dr.... Read more »

Been HIV+ for 28 years

Posted by bettge, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for 28 years. My first Partner of 11 years past away in 1992 fo AIDS. My second Partner and I broke after 14 years of being together, he was also HIV+. I am with a nice man now who is not postive and wishs he was. I keep telling... Read more »

help me, is this HIV? three years with negative

Posted by jose1987, 2 Replies
hello friends,
my husband three years ago had a girlfriend and she has HIV but he did not know of her condition until three months ago she called him to tell him to do the tests because she was hospitalized by pneumonia. ........
we are in crisis and... Read more »

Surviving hiv 11 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. My name is Care...I am a 30/f hiv positive 11 years. I was diagnosed 3 days before my 19th birthday in 1988.
I have spent the past year building a "homepage" with my personal story that has recently won its first web award ~~ A 1999 Golden... Read more »

HIV+ 23 year old gay male in Baltimore

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a 23 year old gay male who just found out that I am HIV+. I am looking for other gay males, around my age, who may need to talk to someone. I have been having a hard time adjusting to this new facet of my life and need some emotional support.... Read more »
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OCD on HIV for years

Dr,I am writing to you to ask for your help, because I cannot get over it.I have OCD on HIV for years, but i used to calm down after testing beyond the 6 months mark.I have tested (antibodies) up to 15 months after the encounter, more than 5 times...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You did well to get tested. Now that you have been tested, have confidence in the outcome of the tests. You are HIV negative, and this is something to be happy about. These tests are extremely sensitive and highly accurate.If you continue to feel... Read more »

Why should my wife get HIV after so many years

My wife and I have been having unprotected sex for just over ten years now - at the time my viral load was very high. we have had two healthy children 9 & 5. all this time my wife has tested negative whilst i remain positive.why should we worry...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, E:Thanks for writing in. While there is a lot of debate over this issue at the moment, I would have to encourage you and your wife to use condoms for penetrative sex. It is very fortunate for you, your wife, and your children that you did not... Read more »

22 years old HIV positive for 7 years no meds CD4 count 0. (Reader's comment welcomed)

I contracted HIV when I was 16 I'm now 22 years old. I have never been on any medication I believe in a more alternative way. I recently had pneumonia like 6 months ago and I'm better now. I went to go check my viral load and cd4 count and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's good to hear that you're feeling better after having pneumonia- but if I were your doctor (or you my son or daughter), I'd be strongly recommending that you start on HIV treatment.On average, with a... Read more »

treated as HIV+ then 3 years later tested HIV-

Hello there3 years ago my then partner was diagnosed HIV+, and as her partner I was put on treatment and treated as if I was HIV+. Blood path showed no abnormalilities. I recently moved to the UK and as part of standard proceedure for new patients...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I really can't believe that you would have allowed yourself to begin antiretroviral medications simply because your partner tested positive, and you have a history of having had sex with many HIV+ people without a confirmed and validated test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northern Ireland: 42 Contract HIV This Year

Health Protection Agency data show 42 people have been newly diagnosed with HIV in Northern Ireland so far this year. Five of the new patients are under age 25. HPA data show more than half the transmissions resulted from sex between men, while 14... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia to Report HIV by Year's End

Georgia plans to implement a system of HIV case reporting by the end of the year, without holding public meetings like those across the state when officials first weighed the issue in 1998, according to Dr. Luke Shouse, acting section chief of... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

In New York City MSM With Rectal Bacterial Infection, One in 15 Gets HIV Yearly

This article was reported by the Westside Gazette (Broward County, Fla.). An article in Westside Gazette reported a study on New York City men who have sex with men (MSM) with rectal bacterial infections and HIV infection. According to the... Read more »

Day One With HIV: 19 Years Ago Today, "I Was Given What I Thought Was a Death Sentence"

Gina Marie Brown Gina posted these words as a Facebook status update on the 19th anniversary of her HIV diagnosis. We're honored to be able to repost them here on On this day in 1994, I was given what I thought was a death... Read more »