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How Long Does It Take To Know If You Have AIDS

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Can you know how long you have had Aids for?

If you were detected of Aids now and are full blown Aids, is there a way you can know how long you have had this before it turn into Aids or do you have to be HIV+ for a long time before you have full blown Aids? I need to know If its different in...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The average time from infection to symptoms of AIDS is about 8-10 years without therapy. However, this interval is highly variable with rare people getting sick within one year of infection and others remaining asymptomatic with normal CD4 cells... Read more »

Partner+ I am - how long before I know for sure?

My boyfriend of 14 years has just found out he is postive. I have had HIV 1&2 /p24 Ag screen... Read more »

how long before you know?

If you didn't get tested for HIV, and you didn't know you had it, how long would it take... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Showtime's "Soul Food" to Air AIDS-Related Episode as Part of KNOW HIV/AIDS Campaign

The cable television network Showtime on Wednesday is scheduled to air an HIV/AIDS-related episode of its show "Soul Food " as part of a year-long awareness campaign sponsored by Showtime parent company Viacom and the Kaiser Family Foundation ... Read more »
Body Positive

Facing AIDS on Long Island

People who live in the suburbs like Long Island often have this false sense of security, that problems like AIDS are only in the cities or in poor communities." According to photographer Rick Miller, "They think that AIDS won't cross the line of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Young People Are "Only Long-Term Solution" to HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Opinion Piece Says

Young people "represent the hope of overcoming not only HIV/AIDS but also the ignorance and fear that perpetuate disease," Liza Barrie, a UNICEF expert on HIV/AIDS, writes in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece. HIV "creeps silently" into the... Read more »
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my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
hello my girl friend has full blown aids with a 't'cell count of 30 or so cells and has been in the care of doctors for a week now shes been on all the med's including fustiva and is running fevers and has bad headaces and severe loss of appatite is... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »

i know not another one....... : )

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how long does a person with hiv and then aids live. like an estimation cause i know you dye of dieseases and cancer cause you immune system can fight it but an estimation of how long does someone live.......... with this. 10-12-25 years Read more »

Does anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long fluids with HIV will remain infectious when left exposed to the environmnent?

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