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How Long Can HIV Symptoms Stay Inactive

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inactive herpes and hiv transmission

I have recently been diagnosed with hsv, the location being at the base of the penis (always use condoms, but apparently the condom didn't cover the base). I am aware active hsv erosions can increase ones hiv risk. my question: if I continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As long as the skin is intact, which would mean no active HSV lesions, your risk of acquiring HIV would not be increased. However, I should mention the reverse is not true. It is possible to transmit herpes to your partner, even when no symptoms... Read more »

How Long Can I Stay On A Drug Holiday?

Due to fatigue, I would like to take a drug holiday so I can catch up on much needed apartment... Read more »

Staying on Septra Long Term

Hey there. I got my third set of test results this year and so far so good. I tested positive in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government Inaction, Misinformation Undermine South African HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program Success, Report Says

Government inaction and misinformation has undermined a South African program designed to provide antiretroviral drugs to rape survivors to prevent HIV infection, according to a report released on Thursday by Human Rights Watch , the Chicago... Read more »

Staying Healthy During Flu Season: Advice for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Dr. Ronald Valdiserri. Flu season is upon us; so, it's time for everyone in the HIV/AIDS community to prepare. We all know that that the flu can make anyone sick. But did you know that people with long-term health conditions -- including... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Staying Safe: What People Who Inject Drugs Know About Preventing Hep C and HIV

People who borrow and lend drug injection equipment, including needles, are at risk of getting and passing on hepatitis C and HIV. However, there are people who have been injecting drugs for a long time who have managed to "stay safe" from hepatitis... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Cardiovascular Risk Factors With HIV Infection: A Long and Motley List

Table of Contents Introduction Heart Disease Mortality in People With HIV Cardiovascular Risk With HIV: How Different and Why? Whether and When to Treat Lofty Lipids Rates and Impact of Hypertension and Diabetes Obesity Compounds... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Trying to stay hopeful, symptoms unfolding?

Posted by countingdays, 4 Replies
Day 13. Now I am really wigging out.

Spent most of the day away from the web, away from symptoms, speculation, and misinformation.

Tonight, bilateral lymph node swelling in my neck, just above my collarbone and along the neck as well. Visible.

My skin... Read more »

Stay Strong Stay Strong -you may be negative.

Posted by magnum, 1 Reply
I have delayed getting tested for 10 years.

I am a black male. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Atlanta, and contracted gonorrhea in 1999.

One week later I got the worst sore throat I ever had.

Four years later, I got post nasal drip from... Read more »

How to stay upbeat?

Posted by kclost, 3 Replies
Hi everybody. I've been all over the place emotionally since finding out, but reading over this board has helped. One thing I've noticed is a kind of sharp divide between people who seem to have a great outlook and trying to live normal lives, and... Read more »