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How Long Does Hiv Remain Dormant

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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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 »

how long can hiv be dormant

give me a range of about how many years hiv can stay dormant in the body before it is detected...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV can be "dormant" in the body for many years if by "dormant" you mean that it is not producing any clinical signs or symptoms of illness. However, even if it is clinically "dormant" it is not dormant in terms of... Read more »
Connect With Others

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
Just wanted to post this in case you read that article this guy posts repeatedly. He's wrong...

Medical Practices Not Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Africa, UN Meeting Finds
United Nations (New York) - March 14, 2003


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Neighbor has been given her "time remaining"...

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
To start off, if any of you remember, I married a poz man while I am neg. We have a friend who lives nextdoor that we met when we moved in. Over the past 6 months, she and I got alot closer and talked about things more. I knew she had Hep C and was... Read more »

after a long hiatus....

Posted by still_here, 6 Replies
i'm checking the boards. my life got so confusing &amp; chaotic that i haven't been able to really sit &amp; focus. not that the boards &amp; all of you were bringing me down... i just felt like i was getting caught up in being HIV+, rather than... Read more »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »