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Where Does Hiv Hide In The Body

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can HIV hide in your body for 10years

hi dr i was expose to hiv by my partner who never told me his status,i find out accidentally through his nurse.for the pass 12 month my hiv test has been negative. but i keep reading about story of the virus been hidden in your body for 10years....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The virus can 'hide' in cells in the body and that is what makes HIV hard to cure. BUT, the antibodies the body makes once HIV infection occurs does not hide and most who are HIV+ also have virus circulating in the blood. So, do not... Read more »

HIV playing Hide n seek

Hi! DoctorYou are the best ! Indeed the best.1) In one of your posts i read that the Virus can hide... Read more »

What do you think of the report of a drug which attacks HIV in its hiding place?

Can you give your opinion on this:Ottawa researchers at the Ottawa Hospital announced this week... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Study How HIV Hides in Body

An existing drug used to fight a parasite could prove useful in flushing dormant HIV out of the bloods macrophage cells, where existing AIDS drugs cannot penetrate, a new study suggests. Macrophages engulf and digest debris and pathogens in the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HDAC Inhibitors -- Pushing HIV Out of Hiding

In people who have been taking ART for several years and who have no other co-infections, HIV-infected cells produce very few copies of HIV and appear to infect other cells at a relatively low rate. In many of these cases, HIV can lie dormant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Virus May Hide in the Gut, Study Finds

HIV replicates in the lining of the gut and wreaks havoc on the immune system there, Satya Dandekar, chairperson of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California-Davis Health System, and colleagues recently... Read more »
MyFabulousDisease.com

Hiding From the "AIDS at 30" Media Storm

I shuttered myself from most of the hoopla surrounding the "AIDS at 30" milestone (we seem to have agreed on June 5, 1981, when an item in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported deaths among gay men). The trauma of those early years... Read more »
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Question: Does HIV hide?

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I have a question I hope you guys will answer for me. Does HIV hide in the lymphnodes or somewhere in the body after the window period and does HIV anti-bodies stop developing once HIV hides?

Is HIV anti-bodies ALWAYS present after the... Read more »

Hiv hiding out?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can HIV hide out in the lymph nodes right after infection making a PCR negative? Also, has anyone heard of anyone turning positive after a negative 4 month pcr and what were the circumstances? Read more »

PCR/ELISA & "Hiding HIV"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested negative on a standard ELISA test AND a DNA PCR test at almost 5 months post-exposure. The results were negative. Nevertheless, joint and node pain continues. I can't stop thinking that HIV is somehow hiding in my nodes and thus escaping... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships".

I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »