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How Long?

How long can can the virus be in your body before you start to show signs and symptoms of HIV or AIDS?
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YEARS - Do you have a risk question you want to ask?
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I do, I had a exposer risk a week ago and the man I was with appeared healthy...I know on my end I'm going to get tested but I was just wondering how long after do you show signs and symptoms so I know what to look 4
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I take it you mean you had UNPROTECTED sex? If so, you will need to test at 3 months past your last exposure.

Symptoms are not a good indicator of HIV,  Meaning - Symptoms mean nothing in regards to HIV infection.  You should not look for symptoms

Hope this helps

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