Timeline For Hiv Symptoms

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From HIV to AIDS

Hi,I know that it is relative, but based on the experience we've had with HIV in the last 20 years, is it possible to tell the average amount of time from the onset of infection with the virus to developing full-blown AIDS?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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...AIDS-related illness is about 10 years.For more information about this topic, please see "Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms of HIV/AIDS" (http://thebody.com/sowadsky/timeline.html).RMK Read more »

Symptoms of HIV?

Hello, Say a person does not now that he or she is HIV postive, but it has been 5 years since that time of sexual activity and no other activity has been engaged since then. IF that person became HIV infected, would that person definitly show some...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...from person to person. The average amount of time is approximately ten years. Please see the posting entitled "Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS" (http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/faqs/faq2.html#timeline).RMK Read more »

How Long?

How long does it usually take for AIDS related symptoms to affect you? What are the most common symptoms? And is there anything specific about the symptoms that should make you consider AIDS, or are they similar to other symptoms of illnesses?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Check out the responses to What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS? and Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS. Those should answer your questions.RMK 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 someone to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
... The best way to tell if you are HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. Refer to Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms of HIV/AIDS.Another way to have a better understanding of the odds for being infected is by examining your risk... Read more »
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Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS

(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!) NOT Drawn to Scale! (Click the image to enlarge.) Key: AVS = Acute Viral Syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction test ... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

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Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
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