Can You Tell How Long Someone Has Been Hiv Positive

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how long does it take hiv to show up positive?

In august of 2002 I had uprotected sex with a guy I had been dating for 5 months later that year in december I took a hiv test it came out negitive ion 12/03 i took another test I didnt get the results because Ithink I might be positive because all...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...makes a difference in determining your overall risk. Although, any unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex puts you at risk for HIV infection. So, I'm glad you got tested and according to your information your test was conclusive. Most people... Read more »

For how long can an HIV positive patient live???????

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The progression of dimentia in HIV Positive long-termers.

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

..."side effects associated with long-term HIV treatment" with available antiretrovirals "can be severe." Keith Alcorn of the HIV/AIDS information group NAM said scientists are looking into treatments that would eliminate HIV from cells ( BBC News... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Retract Key Finding in Study of HIV-Positive Long-Term Survivors Published 16 Months Ago

...Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York and colleagues in the Jan. 23 issue of the journal Science retracted the key finding of a study Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case Involving HIV-Positive Man, Saliva Illustrates "Long Way to Go" in Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Letter to Editor Says

...Medical Center -- writes in a New York Times letter to the editor written in response to a recent case involving an HIV-positive man who received a 35-year jail sentence for spitting into the mouth and eye of a Dallas police officer. ... Read more »