How Long Does It Take To Get AIDS After Infection
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesGay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »
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I probably got the infection in Feb.
I haven't yet done any further test
What will be my life expectancy: 10/15/20 years or longer?
Will I be able to manage the infection (through treatment) without having any... Read more »
Posted by DAF, 4 RepliesI am aperson living with AIDS, I have srvived three opertunistic infections. I have known about my status for 22 years and in retrospect I was one of the early cases to be infected,. In the time period from 1978 to 1981.
My qyestion is are there any... Read more »
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThat is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYou do not indicate whether you have been tested, or if you are HIV positive. Unless you are infected yourself, you can't transmit resistant virus. If you are infected, it is possible to transmit resistant virus. This usually happens though... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Chris,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. You are correct: oral sex is considered a low-risk activity for HIV transmission. However, extenuating circumstances oral cuts, ulcers, bleeding gums, concurrent oral infections, etc. can... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineNot really. Previous negative test results can serve as a proxy for how long people have been infected. There is a special antibody test that can tell with some realiability if people have been recently infected (within 4 months), but is not able to... Read more »
California: HIV/AIDS Hospitalization Rates Drop; New Findings Also Show Infected Latinos Wait Too Long to Seek TreatmentA state report released to coincide with World AIDS Day demonstrates through data the improvements in HIV/AIDS medical care. Though the number of people living with HIV/AIDS increased from 1988 to 2008, fewer patients were hospitalized with... Read more »
5% or More of Perinatally HIV-Infected Adolescents May Be Long-Term Nonprogressors, U.S. Study SuggestsThere's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. I'm... Read more »
Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive WomenWomen infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... Read more »
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