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How Long Can Hiv Stay Dormant In Your System

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how long can hiv stay dormant in the body?

my exboyfriend just informed me that he is hiv+ we were together for 1 1/2 yrs and never used protection of any kind. I got a hiv test done and it came back negative. I heard it was possible that i have it, but it dormant in my body. Is this true?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The first thing you need to do is start using protection when you have sex. This protects you and others from further spread of HIV infection. You can repeat the test as much as you like, but the test does not protect you from infection.When someone... Read more »

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... 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... Read more »
Articles
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Drugs Fail to "Wake Up" Dormant Reservoirs of HIV Inside Immune System T Cells

This article was reported by News-Medical.net . News-Medical.net reported that researchers did not "wake up" dormant HIV reservoirs in immune system T cells in laboratory tests with white blood cells from HIV-positive individuals. Dormant HIV... Read more »
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/Google.com reports. HIV... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Health District Cuts $400,000 Grant that Helped HIV Sufferers Stay on Medications, Navigate Insurance System

On Wednesday, the Palm Beach County Health Care District board unanimously approved a planned $400,000 cut to the Comprehensive AIDS Program's case management services despite testimony from 10 patients and providers that the services are vital. ... Read more »
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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 »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »

Staying in faith and prayer-my brother is HIV+

Posted by BlessMyBrother, 2 Replies
So grateful to discover this resource and am hoping to find support and be supportive. My brother was diagnosed + in March and he told me in April. Since that day, my life has not been the same. I love my brother more than anything in the world. We... Read more »

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 »