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Can I Have Hiv And It Not Show Up On Tests For A Long Time

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HIV Long Time Survivor

Ive been HIV+ for 25 years. My Cd4 count is around 500 and my Viral Load undetectable. I very often get sick (bad colds, flu, tonsiltis, bronchitis, herpes zoster,sleeping problems, lipodistrophy, fatigue, and I cant gain weight. I'm 5'9''and I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...have a full life. Some studies show that people with long term virus control may have a life expectancy that approaches that of HIV negatives, but we are still lagging by about 10 years behind them.A 20-year-old HIV-positive person starting... 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... Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a... Read more »
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In Vienna, Long-Time Haitian AIDS Activist Sits Down With Clinton

... President Clinton and Haitian AIDS activist Esther Boucicault. The meeting was last-minute and brief. But today, after months spent fighting to make HIV/AIDS Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

... The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times , 11/7). A study published in October in the Proceedings of the National Academy Read more »
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Pernessa Seele: How a Long-Time, African-American HIV Activist Keeps Up the Fight

...course of the HIV epidemic in the black community, what would you do? The one thing I would do is, in the beginning, when AIDS hit, I would have the black church be at the forefront of calling forth a comprehensive plan of addressing HIV and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Research Into HIV-Positive Long-Term Nonprogressors Could Lead to AIDS Vaccine

...The New York Times on Tuesday examined how the study of long-term nonprogressors -- HIV-positive people who do not take antiretroviral drugs but whose disease is not progressing to AIDS -- potentially could help in Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 1 Reply
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »

84 day hiv test not conclusive?

Posted by boots, 1 Reply
...when I talked to him yesterday he said he would never tell anyone that.. I am having health issues so I am worried I guess its time to test.. I am not trying to put fear on anyone just myself and the anxiety is building because I really dont want... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »