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How Long Does Hiv Stay Dormant In Your Body

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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 »

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... Read more »
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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/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 »
AIDS.gov

Staying Healthy During Flu Season: Advice for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Dr. Ronald Valdiserri. Flu season is upon us; so, it's time for everyone in the HIV/AIDS community to prepare. We all know that that the flu can make anyone sick. But did you know that people with long-term health conditions -- including... Read more »
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What's New at The Body, March 20, 2008

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How long does HIV survive outside the body?

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I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

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Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
Hey guys i ment to post this the other day but have been busy. Heres my situation I had mutal mastribation with another guy and he came on my chest, how long does the virus stay alive? I was not sure if i got any on my penis while cleaning up is... Read more »