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How Long Can Hiv Hide In A Person's Blood

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Finds HIV "Hides From Drugs for Years"

A study of 40 patients on long-term standard HIV therapy found low levels of dormant virus, confirming that patients must take HIV drugs indefinitely and suggesting that any breaks run the risk of reviving the infection. Dr. Sarah Palmer of the US... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Virus Hides Quickly Inside Babies' Blood

Drug-resistant HIV strains that pass from mother to infant can go undetected in the baby's immune system cells and remain there for years, according to a study by Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and colleagues.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers: AIDS Virus Can Hide in Bone Marrow

HIV can avoid the effects of antiretroviral therapy by hiding in long-living bone marrow cells, reawakening later to continue the cycle of infection, scientists reported on Sunday. The virus is dormant in bone marrow cells, forming a reservoir of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

buttocks augmentation surgery to hide effects of lypodistrophy

I'm 54 years old, HIV+ for 20 years, in good health. High T cells and viral load undetectable thanks to a myriad of HAART combinations and very caring physicians. Yet, about four years ago I started to lose body mass in my forearms, legs and,...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
This is a common amd distressing manifestation of lipoatrophy.I have no personal experience of this surgery but buttock augmentation is now a well recognised plastic surgical technique.Before leaping into though you may talk to your doctor about a... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV before getting AIDS?

How long can a person live with HIV before turning to AIDS? Is it possible to never be full blown? I am 51 years old and have had this now for 15 years. My viral load is now undetectable according to Aug of 2005's blood work. I am on Sustiva...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Congratulations on having such a good response to therapy. Although we don't know for sure, many people think that indviduals such as yourself will live the rest of their natural lives without ever developing full blown AIDS, as long as their... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereTo my knowledge, there have been no cases of food being contaminated with HIV-infected blood or semen. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen was consumed, exposure to the air, heat... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships".

I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

Hiding from HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been hiding, refusing, putting off taking an HIV test for 7 years and I have been lurking around here and posting anonymously for almost 2 years. I have no idea how to get myself to get tested...and yes I have numero uno risk factor so I am... Read more »

How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »