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Is It Possible For A Person To Have Aids For 10 Years With No Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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is that possible to marrage nagative person?

Thanks for ur interest to help us, so I would like to know that is that possible to marrage and having kid with nagative person? B/c I am HIV positive and also I already starts medication sice 2 years please inform me, God bless u....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIt is completely possible to have a healthy happy marriage and have a HIV free baby. Making sure you continue on medication to keep your viral load undetectable. I'm not sure if you are the male or female in the couple. If you are the male... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »

Dermatitis possible early symptom The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Rick. Was wondering if you have heard of an initial symptom of HIV infection (within first couple months) of dermatitis on the skin-- small patch on neck and arm--instead of the viral syndrome that some people experience. I may of course just...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Dermatitis is not associated with recent HIV infection. The only skincondition seen with recent HIV infection is a rash that sometimes occursduring Acute Viral Syndrome. More information about this rash is... Read more »

sick after 5 years of possible exposure! cd4 & cd8 counts?

Hello Doctor Frascinio,I need your professional input:5 years ago I was in a 6 month relationship with a man from Ghana, Africa - it was unprotected the whole time. Towards the end of our relationship i started to get weird symptoms that made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Frascinio?? Who's he?Responding to your specific questions:1.Because your partner was from Ghana, you should be tested for HIV-2 if this has not already been done. HIV-2 is endemic in West Africa.2.You would not have "false... Read more »
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possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »

4 year symptoms?

Posted by austerlitz, 2 Replies
I have a question. Say I became infected with HIV 4 years ago, and for those 4 years I never had symptoms. Then one day, symptoms began to start. What would those symptoms be? I don't mean what would the symptoms of AIDS be. Just the late symptoms... Read more »

Could I possibly be infected?! So worried.

Posted by lpshrtr, 2 Replies
i'm so worried about having caught HIV. Where I live, very few people have HIV. Only 32 people have it, but that was reported as of 4 years ago. Most people who do have it are in their 40's now, 1 teenager has it but it's an AIDS case now. In the... Read more »

i was iagnose with AIDS 2 1/2 years ago...

Posted by Anonymous
I was diagnosed with AIDS 2 1/2 years ago. It was a shock,
although it shouldn't have been, since I was fairly promiscuous
in the late '70s/early '80s. I guess I thought "it won't happen
to me." My greatest struggle has not been with medications --
e... Read more »