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How Long Does It Take For Hiv To Show Up Up In A Person Blood

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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How long can a person live with HIV before getting AIDS?

How long can a person live with HIV before turning to AIDS? Is it possible to never be full blown? I am 51 years old and have had this now for 15 years. My viral load is now undetectable according to Aug of 2005's blood work. I am on Sustiva...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Congratulations on having such a good response to therapy. Although we don't know for sure, many people think that indviduals such as yourself will live the rest of their natural lives without ever developing full blown AIDS, as long as their... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereTo my knowledge, there have been no cases of food being contaminated with HIV-infected blood or semen. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen was consumed, exposure to the air, heat... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV from contact with another person's blood

Hi,I am a 19-year old college student and went to a fraternity party yesterday night. I had to go to the bathroom, which I realized was covered in blood (not fully covered, but there was some on the seat, some behind it, in the sink, etc). The floor...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no such thing as a silly question. HIV dies once it is outside of the body also being a frat party who knows what that pink liquid could be. Not having a cut on your feet as well helps the situation of you not contracting anything!You... Read more »
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How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue.

If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I've been reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time.

I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe... Read more »