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How Long Does It Take To Notice Hiv

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Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, many HIV drugs have been developed that help people livelonger, healthier lives. Like all drugs approved by the US Food and...
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How long does HIV live outside the body?

Recently I bought a fruit juice at a health food store. As the woman put thelid on the drink I noticed she had what looked like an open scrape, possibly fresh, on her finger. There mayhave been blood on it but there is no way for me to know since...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Based on what you stated in your question, it sounds as if you are at little,if any, risk of infection with HIV. Since there was no visible bloodpresent, you would not be at risk. If blood were present on her... Read more »

Does the blood have to be noticable?

I read an archive where someone shook hands with an HIV+ man who had severly dry and peeling hands. You said there was no risk, unless fresh blood-to-fresh blood. What exactly does that entail? Like the 2 people have to have cut eachother at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What does fresh blood-to-fresh blood entail??? I'm not sure I can state it any simpler than that! An HIV-infected person's fresh blood must get into an HIV-negative person's blood stream. The infected blood gains access via... Read more »

Starting to notice lipodystrophy

Hi Ben,I've been HIV positive since 2003, not on meds yet, viral load undetectable, CD4 is 1202 as of Feb 2010, was 701 in Sept of 2009. So really I'm not sure where it truly is...Forearms, legs, and face are thinning. Should I start on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello T. and thanks for your post.It seems that there are a few issues that need to be sorted out before concluding that you have HIV-related lipodystrophy. First, understanding what the basis of your abnormal lupus/ANA antibodies is important,... Read more »

ive just noticed groves on my fingernails vertical

hi is it normal to have vertical lines grooves on ur fingernails?is it my meds?diet?im on sustva,viread and epivar low dose.thanks they werent there before meds......
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many people without HIV have some vertical lines on their fingernails. Some HIV meds can cause fingernail abnormalities (most common = indinavir and AZT). NRTIs are occasionally associated with finger nail grooves-often a cosmetic issue without... Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
I made a very stuip mistake and had, unprotected receiving, anal sex in early Steptember 2010. A few weeks later my body started going crazy. I kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) and was... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Is it Possible I never noticed ARS?

Posted by don36
I am and intelligent 36 year old man. I understand things preety well. After reading 100s of post i have a good understanding of whata HIV does to the body. My question is. Could I have not noticed ARS? About 4 to 5 months ago I started feeling bad... Read more »

What I've Noticed

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've noticed that not many people use this community center. I'm an 18 year old and i'm trying to get together some experiences from 18 or 19 year olds living with HIV. I would like their stories, poetry, etc. describing their experiences with... Read more »