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Is Hiv Alive Or Dead In The Body

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Dead or Alive ?

Hi ! I'm reader from Brazil also and I am + since 2000. I would like to know how many years do I have of life ? I'm a huge fan of Queer as folk TV Show and one character died cause his meds turn higher his bad cholesterol... Docs, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The question about lifespan is one of the first and natural questions for someone diagnosed with HIV infection. I think that persons with HIV that have access to antiretroviral therapy can live a normal or very close... Read more »

How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while... Read more »


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To TheDeadBody

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
To The DeadBody,

Hope you enjoyed today.

This is your life for the next few weeks. Then it will stop.

Then the fun will really begin. We are mailing the 7431 people on the Virus Myth list (you can view it at, the 2112 on the AIDS Reality... Read more »

dead man, dead man walking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i keep reading odds and stats and all of the one time insertive vaginal sex stuff. i'm wondering if my constant depression, well worthlessness, my infidelity, how i let down my wife and family. if that's really whats still eating me alive from the... Read more »

anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

Hi everyone - I'm alive

Posted by dj1979, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I have been avoiding The Body, avoiding thoughts of HIV as much as possible, I guess. I'm still alive, still recuperating from the arm injury, which is now at about 90% recovery, with the possibility of 10% permanent loss of function.... Read more »