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What Does It Mean When Hiv Is Lying Dormant In Your Body

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Ask the Experts

Can HIV lie dormant?

Is it possible for HIV to lie "dormant" in the body for a period of time (say 4 to 6 months) and then cause an ARS and an eventual HIV+ result? Could this type of situation result in negative PCR and antibody tests at 3 months?In...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The possibility would be extremely unlikely. HIV, like other viruses or any antigen for that matter, would cause the immune system to have a reaction. The immune system recognizes the virus as foreign and causes both a cell mediated response and... Read more »

How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?

My partner and I are living out of the USA and have been together for almost 30 years. For the... Read more »

Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Immune Cells Where HIV Can Lie Dormant, Possible Treatments

Researchers have determined how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune system cells and prevent the cells from self-destructing, according to a study published Thursday online in the journal Retrovirology , the AP/ reports. HIV... Read more »

Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

It feels like every few months, some research team or another announces the discovery of a new way to potentially eradicate HIV. So press releases such as the one below from Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) Florida must always be taken... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

What's Goin' On: Sex, Lies and HIV -- Truth Hurts

I hadn't had sex with a woman in several years. I was attracted to Angela (not her real name) the first time that I saw her and she knew it. But at first, neither of us entertained it. We would flirt with each other from time to time. We would write... Read more »

Hot Topics: Undoing a Disclosure Lie; a Newly Diagnosed New Mom; How Do I Hike Up My CD4?; and More

Hot Topics at's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 5, 2014 - August 5, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   How Do I Undo a Disclosure Lie? About a... Read more »
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Can't buy the Hiv lie anymore

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am a very popular pop star in America and I have recentely decided to stop believing that being hiv postive means anything at all. I have stopped taking the drugs, using condoms, and associating with people who belive that hiv causes AIDS. I feel... Read more »

Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »

am I being lied to??

Posted by Anonymous
I need to know if what my husband has told me is possible. Is he telling me the truth? Our daughter is almost 4 years and I'm scared.
Last summer (2002) he was having almost continous herpes out breaks. So he goes to County Health for treatment,... Read more »

The docs are just lying!.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
ok,i know that certain people will jump on my case ok,but here goes.
1.there is no-way that the eliser test can detect all strains of hiv why?,because the virus is always mutating.
2.bdna or pcr viral load tests.well,you stand more chance of detecting... Read more »