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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?

...Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup)....
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Early symptoms....

Dr Bob, Still luvin' your work!A question....it states on nearly every werbsite that AIDS doesnt usually develop for up to around 3 - 10 years?Could a person have symptoms from as early as 3 - 6 months after infection? Or even a year later? Isnt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this disease is that after the symptoms related to acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) subside, there is usually a long period (years) in which the infected individual is essentially asymptomatic. But he or she would still test HIV positive. The... Read more »

Are these likely Symptoms of AIDS?

About 2 years ago I gave unprotected oral sex to a girl I didn't know verywell. At the time I believed that oral sex was much safer than any other form of sex. We also engaged inintercourse, but we used a condom. I realize that I put myself at risk,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...they don'tusually begin until literally years after infection. Before that time, aperson can look and feel totally healthy with no symptoms at all. As for thespecific symptoms of AIDS, there are no specific symptoms you could list. AIDS is... Read more »

Is there any specific symptoms?

Hi there. Just asking whether there is any specific symptoms in certain periods of time. When do these symptoms appear and usual at which stage? When will a person die of HIV/AIDS? After one yr, what symptoms should appear? If they don't appear does...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...seroconversion. The length of this period is variable depending on the person's immune response. On average, it takes about 10 years for a person to develop AIDS-related illnesses (opportunistic infections and cancers). There are numerous OIs and... Read more »

Symptoms at 10 weeks?

Hi Rick, I was exposed to a possible risk ( sex with a prostitute, and the condom broke ). At 6 weeks I was tested ( negative ), and then again at 2 months after ( 8 1/2 weeks). The tests were p24antigen and an antibody ( plus a host of std tests),...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...they don'tusually begin until literally years after infection. Before that time, aperson can look and feel totally healthy with no symptoms at all. As for thespecific symptoms of AIDS, there are no specific symptoms you could list. AIDS is... Read more »
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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...of all the medications you take. Pre-Diabetes People with pre-diabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action. The good news is that if you have pre-diabetes, you can do a lot to prevent or delay... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...38% to 44% of all adults in the United States have been tested for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...(CDC) recommends flu shots for the following people at high risk for complications from the flu: children six months to six years old; pregnant women or women who are planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...Anybody can get HIV . HIV is a virus; once it gets into your body, it can make you sick. It does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 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 Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...SYMPTOMS........Something miraculous happened since i knew i was negative: my symptoms have started disappearing, now i have no symptoms except my fear of memory loss. I think that is 100% psychological and i can overcome that. I now believe in... Read more »

10 years for symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...why do they always say it takes average of 10 years for symptoms ? From what I see symptoms start very early for alot of people. Read more »