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How Long Does It Take For Hiv To Show Up In Your System

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How long has HIV been in my system?

Have been wondering about this exactly how long the virus can be in your system, and yet still test negative (for HIV). I have had 2 tests previously, both negative. When I became violently ill a couple of months ago and tested positive - my doctor...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate when your prior tests were in relation to this one. It would be highly unlikely that you had an illness a couple of months ago, tested positive, and have an absolute CD4 count of 30. Are you sure that 30 is not the percentage... Read more »

how long will pep drugs remain in my system

Dear Dr David WohlI have finished pep after having sex with an hiv+ prostitute(a girl). I used... Read more »

How long for the immune system to become affected by virus?

Hello i have a question. This past weekend i noticed a rash on my palm, and on monday i went with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Set to Adopt Names-Based HIV Reporting System; AIDS Advocates Say System Will Jeopardize Confidentiality

Georgia -- the only state that does not have a system of collecting HIV case data with personal identifiers -- on Monday announced plans to establish a names-based HIV reporting system, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. However, AIDS advocates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials on California's Code-Based HIV Reporting System

After years of debate surrounding patient privacy issues, California three years ago began reporting HIV cases to the federal government using alphanumeric codes that incorporate a patient's birthdate, gender and elements of their last name. Under... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health System Funding Can Address "Silent Killers"

"For too long, global health funding has gone to diseases like AIDS with the most vocal lobby groups and not to the diseases with the greatest need," Philip Stevens, a senior fellow at International Policy Network, writes in a Business Daily ... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Reseeding the Immune System -- An Encouraging New Approach to Erase HIV From Infected Individuals

Robert Caldwell, Ph.D.. There's growing excitement about what look like real cures of HIV infection, using donor stem cells to rebuild damaged immune systems -- even though the treatments are too brutal for any but the sickest cancer patients... Read more »
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Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »

HIV Tracking System

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Did anyone know this was going on? How is our privacy guaranteed?

HIV Tracking System May Be Scrapped

California uses codes instead of names to protect patient privacy, but even some former supporters say coding is too cumbersome.

By Charles... Read more »

Unknown systemic infection which looks like HIV

Posted by Morgan_896, 2 Replies

This all started nearly 4 months ago, around 10 days after I had unprotected sex with a girl I knew little about (stupid I know). I feel the symptoms are pretty consistent with HIV, but I know you can't diagnose HIV based on symptoms. So I... Read more »

systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't know why i could... Read more »