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Can U Have Hiv For More Than 10 Years With No Symptons

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multiple co-infections with no symptons-19 years

In 1984 I shared a needle and 6 months later had "classical" HIv+ symptons. Fever Unknown Origin, Dermatological "condition" UO, Lymph enlargement (neck,under arm groin) UO.1987 treated for Hep Type nonA/B. Very jaundiced , very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You would be termed a "long-term non-progressor" since you have HIV infection but have suppression of the virus without treatment for more than 10 years. You have cleared hepatitis C if the virus is not detectable.Your immune system is... Read more »

Lipodistrophy as HIV Infection Sympton?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Finds New HIV Infections Dropped by 20% Over 10 Years, Deaths From AIDS-Related Illness Dropped by 20% Over 5 Years

The number of new HIV infections "has dropped by about one-fifth over the past decade but millions of people are still missing out on major progress in prevention and treatment," according to the annual UNAIDS report released Tuesday, Agence... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Phase III HIV Vaccine Trial Extended One Year Due to Volunteer Shortage

The world's largest Phase III HIV vaccine trial in Thailand will be extended for one year because of a volunteer shortage, Thailand's Nation reports (Arthit, Nation , 6/23). The trial is testing Brisbane, Calif.-based biotechnology company... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopian Death Toll From AIDS May Double in Three Years: U.S. Study

Unless current HIV infection rates in Ethiopia are reduced and those infected receive care, the country could lose almost 2 million people to the disease by 2008, according to a new study released in Addis Ababa. "The total population lost to AIDS... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This may be a stupid question but,is it possible to see a change in the appereance of your siemen? if infected with HIV,please reply,thankyou

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symptons on penis?

Posted by anonymouslad, 1 Reply
I was wondering if anyone could tell me are there any symptoms to look for on your penis if you may have HIV? There's something on mine which I'm a little worried about which has been there for about a week, I'm hoping it is something completely... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I beg all people worried about various symptons to bite the bullet and go and get tested straight away , and therefore not risk making the same mistake as me.
I had a risky one night stand 3yrs ago and ever since had been convinced i contacted the... Read more »

Details of Exposure, Symptons etc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Simon, Jackie Blue et al

I had a unprotected exposure with someone of unknown status. 2 weeks later came down with swollen glands, sore throat, hot/cold flushes, diarreah, night sweats. All symptons have gone except for swollen glands which continue... Read more »