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symptoms of hiv after 3 years

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
YES: The virus can slowly destroy the CD4 lymphocyte cell mediated immunity so that many years after HIV infection opportunistic infections such as pneumoc ... Read More
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Yes.: The period of latency in which an infected person doesn't have symptoms is unique to each person. It is possible that someone could be asymptomatic f ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes indeed: This is exactly how HIV behaves. HIV infected people usually feel and look entirely well for up to 10 years, sometimes even longer. But the infection ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Greenfield
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Get blood test: you should be tested- it is a simple blood test and if you're negative you'll know that you've never had HIV infection
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Sooner or later, the HIV infection will become symptomatic and the person will need to be treated or they will die of it. A latent period of 15 years ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: Some people get a flu like illness 4-6 weeks after initiall infection and are asymptomatic for years. Commonly it takes about 10 years for full blown ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes, possible: It would be prudent to get tested for HIV as that is the only way to know if you have the infection. Keep in mind that current treatments can keep the ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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No, but why...: Would you specify the symptoms which have led you to worry about having HIV symptoms? Without sexual contact, you would not contract HIV from personal ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: The time from initiation of infection until deterioration of the immune system to the extent that you develop opportunistic infections can be quite va ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
HIV testing: This will depend on where you live. Discuss with your health team or if in US go to CDC for recomendations. You may also want to go to uptodate.com a ... Read More

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