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How Many Years Can Hiv Stay Dormant

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Ask the Experts

how long can hiv stay dormant in the body?

my exboyfriend just informed me that he is hiv+ we were together for 1 1/2 yrs and never used protection of any kind. I got a hiv test done and it came back negative. I heard it was possible that i have it, but it dormant in my body. Is this true?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The first thing you need to do is start using protection when you have sex. This protects you and others from further spread of HIV infection. You can repeat the test as much as you like, but the test does not protect you from infection.When someone... Read more »

Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2... Read more »

how long can hiv be dormant

give me a range of about how many years hiv can stay dormant in the body before it is detected... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Immune Cells Where HIV Can Lie Dormant, Possible Treatments

Researchers have determined how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune system cells and prevent the cells from self-destructing, according to a study published Thursday online in the journal Retrovirology , the AP/Google.com reports. HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: Mayor's AIDS Office Dormant

Noticeably absent during the recent heated battle over AIDS funding at San Francisco's City Hall is Mayor Willie Brown's AIDS czar Mike Shriver. The head of the Mayor's Office on AIDS and HIV Policy has been out on disability for over a year and a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand to Require Testing for HIV, Other Diseases for All Immigrants Staying More Than One Year

The New Zealand Department of Labour recently announced it will begin requiring a blood test that screens for HIV, hepatitis B, and liver and kidney function for all foreign visitors who plan on staying in the country for more than one year, ... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Drugs Fail to "Wake Up" Dormant Reservoirs of HIV Inside Immune System T Cells

This article was reported by News-Medical.net . News-Medical.net reported that researchers did not "wake up" dormant HIV reservoirs in immune system T cells in laboratory tests with white blood cells from HIV-positive individuals. Dormant HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

Stay Strong Stay Strong -you may be negative.

Posted by magnum, 1 Reply
I have delayed getting tested for 10 years.

I am a black male. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Atlanta, and contracted gonorrhea in 1999.

One week later I got the worst sore throat I ever had.

Four years later, I got post nasal drip from... Read more »

Help me stay strong

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been on this board for 1 year now. I am really loosing it as we speak. I know that most of you think or know I don't have HIV, so just talk to me as a friend that has something, please. I have always been a really good person. I give my life... Read more »

Staying or Falling in Love: After being diagnosed

Posted by Kaitee, 7 Replies
My diagnosis came to me in an interesting way. I had been seeing a guy almost a month when I had found out I was HIV+. We met and our feelings developed rather rapidly.

We were very open and honest about our feelings and found each other had a lot... Read more »

Staying strong

Posted by uncertain, 5 Replies
Can someone please help me get a better outlook on my newly diagnosed HIV? Read more »