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Time For Hiv Virus To Show Up After Being Exposed

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Metairie, Louisiana, Man Booked with Exposing Woman to AIDS Virus

A Metairie, La., man exposed at least one woman and possibly several women to AIDS by having unprotected sex with them even though he knew he had HIV, Zachary police said. Darryl K. Womac, 38, is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond and did not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Hospital Says Patients May Have Been Exposed to Viruses

North Shore University Hospital notified 177 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis C during gastrointestinal endoscopies performed between April 28 and May 10. The hospital recommended they be tested for the viruses. Hospital... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Premastication of Food by Caregivers of HIV-Exposed Children -- Nine U.S. Sites, 2009-2010

Premastication (i.e., chewing foods or medicines before feeding to a child) was reported recently as a route of human immunodeficiency (HIV) transmission through blood in saliva 1 and has been associated with transmission of other pathogens. 2-7 ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

TIME SENSATIVE-Exposed 2 Days Ago

I'll try and make this long story short. I was with an individual two nights ago whom I found out was HIV+ the next day. I have talked with my doctor and concluded the following information. We had unprotected anal sex (me receiving) for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected anal receptive sex does place you at some risk for STD's, including HIV. If your partner ejaculated into you, your risk increases up to 3 percent, according to the best studies we have. Since your partner's viral load was... Read more »

Active sexual life:expose to other virus and germs

I'm HIV A2 positive, 330 CD4 ,1600 VL ,no medication and positive a year ago. I have a really active sexual life (no hiv unsafe practices) so I may be overexposed to other virus and illnesses that may be fatal to my health. Is there any kind of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you scrupulously practice safe sex and always use a condom, you should be able to protect yourself against some other STDs. However, this protection is imperpfect and you may still be exposed to other STDs. While these other nfections... Read more »

Time frame for undetected HIV Virus?

My husband and I have been married for over 11 years. Prior to this, I don't know whether either one of us was ever exposed to the virus. What is the likelihood of either one of us being HIV+ after all this time, and is it possible for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It takes an average of 10 years for someone to develop AIDS-related illness. It is not quite understood why some people take longer than others to progress to AIDS. The best way to tell if you are HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test.... Read more »

Exposed to HIV but tested negative: Will I test positive someday?

My husband testing positive seven months ago. We have been together for four years and used unprotected sex. The doctor said he has been infected a long time for his tcell counts was 38. I took the test right after his result and came back...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. If you tested negative after 7 months with no possible exposures to the virus, this indicates with more than 99% accuracy, that you were not infected from your husband (making you a very lucky person!). If you... Read more »
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Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock.
I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived.
Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I believe I was exposed to the Virus on Feb 7th. Had all the flu like symptoms, and still have not recovered. Still have the body pains, weight loss and coated tongue. I had the RNA PCR ultrasensitive <50 result was not detected. Tested for... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
Was really drunk and met a guy at the bar and went home with him. Made out a little bit and decided to have sex. I inserted into him and was barely in him for 30 seconds (unprotected) when he told me he was HIV positive. Stopped then and there. ... Read more »

Exposed to a POZ man, 15 days later...

Posted by Panicman, 2 Replies
Hey everyone, don't know if anyone remembers my first post here. I put myself in a stupid position, insertive anal sex with a man I found out later was poz. It's been over two weeks since the encounter and as it stands right now I'm still ok.

I went... Read more »