How Long Can Hiv Hide In Your System Before Being Detected
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI tested negative on a standard ELISA test AND a DNA PCR test at almost 5 months post-exposure. The results were negative. Nevertheless, joint and node pain continues. I can't stop thinking that HIV is somehow hiding in my nodes and thus escaping... Read more »
Posted by Magnet, 4 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDUDE and others -
Someone raised the question of HIV's ability to "hide" in lymph nodes. I've seen other questions on some of the boards about this issue. What is the bottom line here? Can HIV hide. If yes, what are the implications for... Read more »
Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat is compromised/ supressed immune system.
Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.
Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.
Do such person with... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,It is true some virus can "hide" in various sites within the body, but that would not affect HIV-antibody tests. Anti-HIV antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in an attempt to fight off the infection. These... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYou could very well get 8 years out of these meds. Alot depends on good adherence, no toxicities, and a relatively good immune system.... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalDear wondering:Antibodies to HIV can and usually will persist for life after infection. The immune system maintains antibody levels to protect itself after exposure to an infection. Chronic infections such as HIV are most likely to maintain... Read more »
University of Chicago HospitalsIn the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »
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CDC Announces New National HIV Monitoring System to Detect New Infections, Focus Resources in High-Risk GroupsCDC officials yesterday at the 2003 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta outlined a new HIV monitoring system, part of a nationwide effort to track new HIV cases, the Miami Herald reports (Prater, Miami Herald , 7/27). The new system... Read more »
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