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Where Does Hiv Stay In The Body

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how long can hiv stay dormant in the body?

my exboyfriend just informed me that he is hiv+ we were together for 1 1/2 yrs and never used protection of any kind. I got a hiv test done and it came back negative. I heard it was possible that i have it, but it dormant in my body. Is this true?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...the test as much as you like, but the test does not protect you from infection.When someone becomes infected with HIV, the antibody test (ELISA plus Western blot) turns positive within several weeks for most people. When it is said that the virus... Read more »

HIV/STD risk from body to body massage

Hi Doctor,I recently visited a massage parlor for a body massage. The masseuse applied oil all over... Read more »

hiv virus outside body

can hiv virus liv outside body for morethan three months.am asking this because a gust stayed in... Read more »
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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. Read more »

HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
...Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of Read more »

To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig Read more »