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Can Hiv Show Up Years After Being Infected

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
The AIDS Institute

50,000 New HIV Infections Every Year Is Unacceptable, AIDS Institute Says

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that new HIV infections in 2010 remained stable at approximately 50,000 in the United States. "We must not become complacent in our efforts to prevent HIV,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand Aims to Halve HIV Infections Within Three Years: Official

On Tuesday at an HIV/AIDS conference in Pattaya, a senior Thai health official announced a campaign designed to halve new HIV infections within three years. Health officials from 22 countries are attending the three-day conference, which aims to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What's the best case scenario for HIV infection? Be real, how many years can I go on?

We hear 13, 16, 18 years for HIV cases with proper meds. How many years of life from times of AIDS diagnoses to death, has been the longest lived, outside numbers of years, with use of latest meds? This is very important to most. We know you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I have patients in my practice who have been infected for well over a decade (even two decades)and who currently have very robust (i.e. high) CD4 counts and an undetectable viral load. I often tell them (and they do ask me!) that they could have a... Read more »

possible hiv infection for 1 year old baby?

I have a baby girl who is 1 years old and I'm dying with guilt and stress of possibly infecting her with HIV.About 2 weeks ago, I went on a business trip to China and I had vaginal sex with a "hostess". At the end of our session, she...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,As we here at The Body are trying to get caught up with questions. You have most likely received your test. But wanted to go ahead and answer this one for others who may have wanted to hear the answer.So...Question 1. Getting HIV from the... Read more »

Hiv to AIDS only 1 year after initial infection

I was tested negative for HIV 1.2 years ago, but seemed to have symptoms of flulike hiv contraction at that time. Since then i got retested just over a year later and my result was not only hiv pos, but AIDS with CD4 count 97 and viral load of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »

Going on 7 years in April being diagnosed with HIV (was infected in late 2006)

Hello Doctor-When I first was diagnosed with HIV my viral load was in the low 2000 and my CD4 count was in the 900. I completely neglected going to the doctor due to fear and stigma of someone seeing me in the clinic. Fast forward to February of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Hard to interpret what any of those changes mean with only one set of numbers. Also difficult to answer any questions about additional infection risk without specific numbers from the partner. That said, having a viral load of 1800 would allow one... Read more »
Connect With Others

Infected a year ago... how many years do I have

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
What is currently the expected life span of someone recently infected... with meds, or whatever? 10 years, 20 years? realistically please. Are they any great new medicines? Read more »

8 years later am i infected?

Posted by lifeinfear, 1 Reply
so I had a sexual experience with a girl when I was 19 I did catch gonorrhea from her, I was tested for everything including hiv all negative but I fear it was 2 soon. I haven't had any symptoms that would say hiv but I do have a sore neck from time... Read more »

Am I infected after sexual encounter 7 years ago?

Posted by peaches900, 2 Replies
Hi I'm 21 years old turning 22 in a few weeks. When I was 14 years old I met a guy who was about 22 years old at that time and we had unprotected non-penetrative sex. I was naked and he was naked and he kept humping me right between my vagina and... Read more »

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 »