How Long Does Hiv Stay Silent
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University of Miami School of MedicineThe 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 »
Chicago Black Gay Mens CaucusThanks for your question,As this is a hypothetical situation let me address all the pieces going on here.Once fluid carrying HIV dries, the HIV in that fluid is absolutely dead. HIV can't live outside the body, so once it's in the open air... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillIf you continue to take your HIV meds faithfully your viral load can stay undetectable for years. On the other hand, if you stop your meds the virus will pop back up within days. I tell my patients that HIV therapy is like stepping down on a snake... Read more »
New York University, School of MedicineIn an individual case, there is really no guessing without a biopsy. However the population statistics indicate that the median or average time to cirrhosis in people who do not have HIV is about 20 years and it is about 10 years in people who have... Read more »
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Posted by magnum, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by BlessMyBrother, 2 RepliesSo 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 »
Posted by dmdprman, 3 RepliesThats how I met people supposedly negative who gave me HIV. Boy, if I could turn back time. But Im living and believing i will be ok and live a long life. Please advise your friends to stay away from that site as well. Read more »
Posted by uncertain, 5 RepliesCan someone please help me get a better outlook on my newly diagnosed HIV? Read more »
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