How Long Can A Person Be Infected With Hiv Before Showing Signs Of Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...thymus gland to replace lost CD4 cells. The lining of the intestine -- an important part of the immune system -- also loses a significant number of CD4 cells within 4 to 6 weeks after infection. This can all occur before a person tests positive for HIV. Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIVinfection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of...
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Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means to those of us who are infected and how HIV is and is not transmitted. Please "pay it forward" by helping us increase HIV/AIDS awareness in others who may also benefit from such enlightenments. Give your dad a hug from me. OK?Dr. BobPLEASE... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...don't believe there is such a thing as a "typical" case of ARS or a "compassionate" conservative. ARS symptoms vary greatly from person to person, and may be so mild as to go essentially unnoticed or be so severe as to be debilitating. I can give... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...mathematical modeling to predict that some HIV positive people (perhaps 10% or more) may live up to 25 years without getting AIDS. Because HIV has only been studied since the early 1980s, we cannot say at this time how accurate this mathematical... Read more »

How long infected? Test?

Is there a test that will determine how long you've had HIV for?
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
...Not really. Previous negative test results can serve as a proxy for how longpeople have been infected. There is a special antibody test that can tell with some realiability if people have been recently infected Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...effectsof treatment. Protect yourself and others by not sharingdrug equipment and by having safer sex. CATIE (Canadian AIDSTreatment InformationExchange) provides extensive information aboutall aspects of HIV treatment. We also... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV to identify it, and how to end it or get away from it. What Is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence occurs when a person you are dating, living with, or married to physically injures you. It can involve mild physical harm that is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States

...period. HIV diagnoses: The number of HIV diagnoses during a given period, regardless of when the persons became infected. AIDS diagnoses: The number of AIDS diagnoses during a given period. AIDS is diagnosed when an HIV-infected... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...fungus, which is common in the soil of the Midwest river valleys, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In a healthy person, the infection is usually confined to the lungs, causing only mild symptoms. In HIV-positive people with low CD4... Read more »