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How Long Can You Live Without Knowing You Have HIV

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Ask the Experts

How long does HIV live after coming into the outside worlds,since I masturbated in the water where many people take bath and ejaculate?

Sir,I am 20 years old and staying the hostel.Once when I was bathing I masturbated by rubbing my sensitive lower part of the penis on the floor of the bathroom.Before doing this I poured water on the floor and then only I rubbed my penis there.I am...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not known to be transmitted to you when your body has contact with the environment. HIV is only known to be transmitted to adults through sex or blood contact (primarily needle-sharing). There are multiple reasons for this, one being that HIV... Read more »

how long can a person live if they are HIV +??

Hello-We just found out a few months ago that my sister is HIV positive, what is the statistics on... 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?... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Know Now. Live Longer." Promotes HIV/AIDS Treatment Awareness

"In 2008, 42 percent of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Memphis were not receiving medical care for their disease. A simple lack of awareness of the [Ryan White Program's] existence prevents many HIV-positive members of our community from seeking... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Living With HIV and ART Over the Long Haul

In a Capsule Many people are doing so well on antiretroviral drugs that many experts predict they may be able to live nearly as long as HIV-negative people. However, as people with HIV live longer, other health problems are becoming more common,... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Got Medicare? What People Living With HIV Need to Know About the New Medicare Drug Benefit -- "Part D" -- Starting January 1, 2006

About one in five people in HIV care has Medicare coverage and most of those also get Medicaid benefits. For everyone eligible for Medicare, a complicated new program called Part D will help pay for medicines starting January 1, 2006. For Medicare... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »
Connect With Others

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 2 Replies
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »

how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

HIV+, Living postively and in search of friends and a long term relaitonship

Posted by blessed70, 2 Replies
Hello,
I have read majority of your blogs and I must say this is a good place to start when you dont have close people to relate with.
Where do I start Since I was diagnosed with HIV I have gone through the 5 stages of loss and grief.
Stage 1. Denial... Read more »