HIV Prevention Community
How long before HIV + person suspects they are sick
About This Community:

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

How long before HIV + person suspects they are sick

Just a question.

The person who may have exposed me to HIV told me he has only had sex with two people during the last 7 years...one a long term relationship unprotected and the next was just a one time thing with a condom.

When I asked him if he had HIV he said no. Then he got quiet and said he doubted it because he would probably be sick by now. Then the next day I asked him again and he was adamant he doesnt have it.

I know they say a person can go for 10 years without showing one symptom. Is that a majority of people? Or do most people begin to show signs earlier? Does anybody know how long it takes for an average HIV + person to show symptoms that would warrant them to seek medical attention?

The man who exposed me seems healthy, he had a bad cold a few months ago other than that nothing wrong. He also suffers from severe depression I later found out but refuses to stay on his meds becuase he says he doesnt care. He told me he doesnt care about anything. And he smokes pot several times daily. He told me he has never been to prison or done IV drugs or slept with a man.
Tags: years
Related Discussions
10 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
229411_tn?1189759425
One more note, he told me prior to me he had not had sex in 3 years.

I tested negative for all STD's but he did give me mono.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I know you had a risk, but you are becomming helpasap. You have a new post like every 10-20 mins.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Whats wrong with pot? What is that a sign of? cuz the girl I was with smokes it as well. I'm more of a drug free person. And alcohol too.
Blank
229411_tn?1189759425
there are a lot of potheads here and in Vancouver BC
Blank
229411_tn?1189759425
I know, I cant stop posting because I keep thinking of new questions.

They say pot is a gateway drug. Maybe it means he does use IV drugs.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
You live in Seattle right. Isn't that like where Grunge Rock came from. I'd imagine it's potheads on every corner there.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
But I too wondered that about the person I was with. What if they inject drugs since they already smoke pot?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
If either of you attempt to insinuate that pot users inject IV drugs by nature and so must have HIV, you will have crossed the line fully into the realm of helpasap and the like.
Blank
229411_tn?1189759425
I know it sounds crazy, but its pounded into your head growing up that pot is a gateway drug to experimentation with other drugs. Maybe I am naive, I have never smoked pot. I am just trying to assess the risk of the guy who may have exposed me.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I didn't insinuate that, it's was just something that I wondered to myself when I was thinking about the person I was with. I know a lot of people who smoke pot, but are scared of needles.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top HIV Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sharkboy67
London, United Kingdom
366749_tn?1370585676
Blank
diver58
Karachi, Pakistan
580755_tn?1357673215
Blank
Vance2335
Buffalo, NY
186166_tn?1385262982
Blank
LIZZIE LOU
Auburn, AL
13669311_tn?1436051389
Blank
JamesD1991
Winston-Salem, NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
maash2281
Chennai, India