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Hiv Symptoms For 5 Years

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I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »

4 year symptoms?

Posted by austerlitz, 2 Replies
I have a question. Say I became infected with HIV 4 years ago, and for those 4 years I never had symptoms. Then one day, symptoms began to start. What would those symptoms be? I don't mean what would the symptoms of AIDS be. Just the late symptoms... Read more »

10 years for symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
why do they always say it takes average of 10 years for symptoms ? From what I see symptoms start very early for alot of people.

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Read his Symptoms from year 2000 - tested negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a mutual masturbation with a masseuse on September 18. After finishing, I proceeded to clean myself and I accidently squized the tip of my penis several times very hard. So theoratically, I was exposed to the virus. 6 weeks(38 days) after my... Read more »
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Persistent HIV symptoms for 2 years

Hi Shannon,I appreciate what you and your team are doing for the world. I'm from Nigeria, west Africa. I had a protected vaginal sexual encounter with a CSW in Nigeria twice, she provided the condoms. I discovered she is positive after our last...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm sorry you have experienced this anxiety for such a long time. With what you have described to me, having protected sex in 2011 and have had test 22 months after this experience come back negative you are HIV free. Testing guidelines are... Read more »

Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would they be tested yearly by regular pediatrician?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the baby tested negative for HIV antibody after 18 months of age, the baby is not infected.BJ... Read more »

hiv negative with symptoms for 15 years torture

Dear Doctor,In 1992 I became ill with deep thigh pain (both), diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss narrowing of my ileum and fatigue. I was bedridden for over a year. I tested for hiv 6 and 8 months after any possible exposure (which was...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I have no reason to believe that either you or your child have HIV infection. It is sad to me that you have been living with this and torturing yourself for the past 14 years. I would try very hard to move one from this and if you... Read more »

Can you be HIV positive for 28 years with no symptoms?

My husbanf has just beem told he is HIV positive. Can he have contracted this from a blood transfusion he received 28 years ag or is this unlikely? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Extremely unlikely! It's time you and hubby-man had a serious talk about other potential causes for his positively charged status.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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