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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.
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.
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