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How Long Can Hiv Lie Dormant

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Immune Cells Where HIV Can Lie Dormant, Possible Treatments

Researchers have determined how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune system cells and prevent the cells from self-destructing, according to a study published Thursday online in the journal Retrovirology , the AP/ reports. HIV... Read more »

Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

It feels like every few months, some research team or another announces the discovery of a new way to potentially eradicate HIV. So press releases such as the one below from Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) Florida must always be taken... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Discover Genetic Circuit in HIV That Controls Whether Virus Activates, Remains Dormant

Researchers from the University of California-San Diego and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the genetic circuit in HIV that controls whether the virus is activated or remains dormant, according to a study published in the March 16... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?

My partner and I are living out of the USA and have been together for almost 30 years. For the last 10 years as part of our regular physicals we have been checked for HIV and have come up negative each time. Now he has turned up positive and says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not agree with the information you were given. There is no such thing as "dormant HIV." See below. Also, it is inconceivable that your partner would have HIV for 30 years and, have multiple negative HIV tests over the past 10... Read more »

Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2 years ago. My friend told me this person has hiv. We were dancing and he was sweating. Is the french kiss/and sweaty dancing a risk? I worry if the kiss...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Three quick points:1.Your HIV acquisition from a two-second kiss and some dirty dancing (no matter how sweaty) is essentially nonexistent. (See below.)2.Your seven negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable DNA PCR are definitive and... Read more »

Can HIV lie dormant?

Is it possible for HIV to lie "dormant" in the body for a period of time (say 4 to 6 months) and then cause an ARS and an eventual HIV+ result? Could this type of situation result in negative PCR and antibody tests at 3 months?In...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The possibility would be extremely unlikely. HIV, like other viruses or any antigen for that matter, would cause the immune system to have a reaction. The immune system recognizes the virus as foreign and causes both a cell mediated response and... Read more »

Are HIV antibodies present 6 years after exposure if the virus was dormant?

I had a possible exposure in 2003 or possibly before,and actually had 8 HIV tests back then spanning 7/8 months. Had taken blood antibody, PCR to <400, oral tests, and bDNA down to <50 copies. All negative.In 2009 which is now six years...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear M.HIV does not lie dormant in the body. We now know that the virus copies itself right from the first day of the infection. It is true that it can take years for symptoms to develop, but that is not because the virus is not growing. You have... Read more »
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Can't buy the Hiv lie anymore

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am a very popular pop star in America and I have recentely decided to stop believing that being hiv postive means anything at all. I have stopped taking the drugs, using condoms, and associating with people who belive that hiv causes AIDS. I feel... Read more »

Don't buy the HEAL lie!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
"Don't Buy the HIV Lie"
By Bruce Mirken

Former HEAL members who believed that HIV is harmless learn that they were wrong -- the hard way

For a decade plus, HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison) has defied mainstream science with its persistent, strident... Read more »

am I being lied to??

Posted by Anonymous
I need to know if what my husband has told me is possible. Is he telling me the truth? Our daughter is almost 4 years and I'm scared.
Last summer (2002) he was having almost continous herpes out breaks. So he goes to County Health for treatment,... Read more »

I don't believe our government would Lie.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
The CDC is a government organization. I don't think they would lie to us by telling us that 3 months is enough. There are cases were people have tested positive after 3 months. What's wrong with you guys. You keep claiming the CDC is going to revise... Read more »