When Does Someone Who Is Hiv Positive Typically Show Symptoms
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHey Guys and Gals,
Great to see there is a resource here where everyone can come together and share knowledge and comfort eachother. I know my post is long but I have some questions that I am very curious about.
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Posted by change21, 2 RepliesHello All. This is my first post at theboy.com. I visit this site all the time but I finally have a concern I'd like to see if anybody else has had before. First off, I am a 21 year old healthy male. I was diagnosed as HIV at the end of May, 2012.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »
Posted by Helpmeoutplz, 1 ReplyAbout 3 weeks ago I engaged in what I believed to be safe sex.
Before this encounter I was tested negative. I'm a guy, and met another guy and we did some things. He fingered me a while, and was really rough back there(anus). He also dipped his... Read more »
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThat is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillYour viral load is lower than the average HIV+ person not on HIV therapy which is great as the lower the viral load, the slower the rate of CD4 cell count decline. Statistically, it is likely you can maintain fairly good CD4 cell counts for years... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillWhat you have experienced is fairly typical. Soon after infection, teh viral load skyrockets, in your case to over 2 million per cc of blood. The viral load then starts to fall and will reach a plateau over a period of 6 months or so. I suspect... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.All persons who test positive for HIV should be seen for medical and laboratory evaluation as soon as possible. This is because the absence of symptoms does not predict your CD4 count (or risk of having an AIDS complication).... Read more »
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