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How Long Before You Know You Have Hiv

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Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Practically Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Meds

You may have seen a handy little graphic on what to use when starting HIV therapy. It appears in every issue of Positively Aware's Annual HIV Drug Guide , among other places. That graphic is taken from U.S. HIV treatment guidelines, but there is... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

What My Doctor Didn't Know and Didn't Ask

Not too long ago, I met my new doctor. As he went over my lab numbers he immediately started discussing medication. I stopped him and proposed waiting until I had permanent housing. Reluctantly, he agreed and we decided to meet again in a month. It... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can you know how long you have had Aids for?

If you were detected of Aids now and are full blown Aids, is there a way you can know how long you have had this before it turn into Aids or do you have to be HIV+ for a long time before you have full blown Aids? I need to know If its different in...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The average time from infection to symptoms of AIDS is about 8-10 years without therapy. However, this interval is highly variable with rare people getting sick within one year of infection and others remaining asymptomatic with normal CD4 cells... Read more »

Partner+ I am - how long before I know for sure?

My boyfriend of 14 years has just found out he is postive. I have had HIV 1&2 /p24 Ag screen which is negative. My doctor thinks I should be fine even though I have been exposed to him in the last 4 weeks - how long should I wait to be tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear about your partner's recent diagnosis.As a reminder to our readers, I should point out I've addressed questions similar to yours many times in the past. Consequently the information you desire was already waiting for you... Read more »

how long before you know?

If you didn't get tested for HIV, and you didn't know you had it, how long would it take for you to start seeing symptoms of the disease? ...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
It could be years! Get a confidential test so you know what you are up against rather than guessing through symptoms that could mean too many other things. Take care!... Read more »

I know the answer, but I ask anyway.... (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Well, here I am again, losing my mind very rapidly. In 2000 while in college, I had (3)pretty intense (one was really bloody), random, unprotected encounters with females I did not know. I mustered the courage to test during late 2001 and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are absolutely correct: You do indeed "know the answer." Time to man-up, grow a set, and do what you know you need to do. As for being too terrified to get tested, see below.Good luck.Dr. BobHELP - very scared (concerning oral sex... Read more »
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Need to know of any HIV specialists in NY?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am newly diagnosed HIV + and very frightened. I live in NY (Long Island) and I have no idea what doctor to see...I was given a name of Robert Gayle in manhattan and I have an initial appointment. Please can anyone help? I am very frightened and... Read more »

how do i know my hiv results in the navy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hello to all, i just want to know how long does it take for me to get my results back from a prior hiv test...im in the navy,overseas and abored a us naval vessel... can anyone please tell me info about this....and how would you know that your... Read more »

Are you or do you know any females with HIV poz...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
boyfriends/husbands?
If so, how long did you have unprotected sex before finding out he was postive? Are you postive also? Read more »

How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »