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How Long Does Hiv Stay Silent

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: "Silent Far Too Long," Churches Address AIDS

Friday is the launch date of a Tampa Bay affiliate of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, a New York-based group that targets cities with high HIV/AIDS rates. A daylong program at St. Lawrence Catholic Church's Higgins Hall will... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Obama, McCain Silent on HIV/AIDS Epidemic Facing the Black Community, Opinion Piece Says

The HIV/AIDS "plague has long been the single biggest health issue in poor black communities" in the U.S., which is "all the more reason" for presumptive presidential nominees Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) to "speak out on... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HIV's Silent Dangers Make Early HIV Treatment Critical, Expert Says

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this summary, you'll hear Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., discuss her plenary paper. It is followed by questions from reporters and comments... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while his fingers have dried out, is it considered for HIV to be dead? How long could stay alive outside the body?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks 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 »

How Long can you stay undectable

Hi Dr. Wohl I was dignosed with HIV in Feb 2005. I have been on antiviral drugs for the last year and I am now undectable. I was wondering how long will I have to stay on meds and if i can come off of them how long will I stay undetectable. My last...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If 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 »

How long will the liver stay healthy

in a person who has both Hepatitis C and Aids?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In 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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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 »

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 »

Stay away from Adam4adam

Posted by dmdprman, 3 Replies
Thats 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 »

Staying strong

Posted by uncertain, 5 Replies
Can someone please help me get a better outlook on my newly diagnosed HIV? Read more »