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How Common Is Hiv Eroconversion After A Year Of Exposure

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HIV+ for 14 years,no meds,how common is that?

My husband has been HIV+ since he was 13. He has a blood disorder and contracted HIV through blood products. How unique is his situation? He has never taken any medications, he has been perfectly healthy. He very rarely even gets a cold!!! He VL is...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
There are more people like your husband than some people realize. Some people, like your husband, are very slow progressors. A smaller percentage of people are called "long-term non-progressors." These people don't show any... Read more »

Possible exposure 10 years ago?

I had unprotected sex with a partner 10 years ago. I haven't ever had any of the common AIDS symptoms, but yet i'm still concerned. The only thing that concerns me is that I have one lymph node on the right side of my neck that has been...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You are obviously concerned and a negative HIV test would put your concerns to rest; I would encourage you to get an HIV test even though I think you are not HIV infected; JLS.... Read more »

Any common diseases that mimic HIV?

Dr. Bob,I have a friend who was afraid of a possible exposure he had in 2003 with a woman. He got tested 8 times back then, ELISA, Orasure tests, bDNA, PCR. I believe out to 8 months after possible exposure. All negative.He went on with life and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

HIV / CVID (COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY) (HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA 2008)

Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, HIV often sends serum antibody levels up, not down. HIV causes hypergammaglobulinemia, not hypogammaglobulinemia. This is a consequence of immune activation. I'll repost some information below from the archives concerning CVID and... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

Hiv test after 3 years of exposure.

Posted by sammi0506, 1 Reply
Hi .. I am from Sydney Australia.

I was exposed to HIV. I had a HIV antibody and antigen test 3 years later. ( Blood sample) . It came back negative.

I am aware that there is a 3 month window period..
But my question is... Would there still be HIV... Read more »

No common cold in 5-7 years ?

Posted by squanderer, 2 Replies
I used to get colds that lasted days and weeks more than 6 years ago. However, in the last 6 years I haven't had much of a cold, and when I feel a bad cold coming on the next day its gone. I am wondering if any HIV positives have experieced this... Read more »

Testing four years after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a female who had unprotected sex with a man who I was later told was HIV + (but not by him). I went to Planned Parenthood in MA four years later and took a test, it came back negative, but just to be sure I took a home access three months... Read more »