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Maximum duration for possibility of infection.

Generally what maximum period one can expect infected by HIV/AIDS. I learnt from various forums its is about 10 -12 years. If one doesn't get infected with disease after having risky or unprotected sex within this period then he / she may have very little or no risk to have infected with the infections.

It is a general question for inoformation.

Thanks.
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You need to understand that HIV and AIDS are two different subjects, HIV is a condition caused by a retrovirus that attacks the body's immune system and it's progression leads to  another one known as AIDS.

The transition time that takes to progress to AIDS can be different for different individual, depending on one's immune response. Generally for an individual with no medical assistance to HIV would get in to AIDS stage by 9 years (average).

However, due to the advancement in science today - there are highly competent drugs aimed at slowing the replication of the virus in the body.available in the market that can enable a person infected with HIV lead a good and a healthy life and not progress to AIDS for several years.

HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through:

1 .Blood (including menstrual blood)
2. Semen
3. Vaginal secretions
4. Breast milk

Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by semen, followed by vaginal fluids, followed by breast milk.

Hope this helps
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AIDS or called Advanced HIV disease all means the same. It's just HIV. Those on HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy) may never progress to AIDS.
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http://www.ivillage.com/human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-infection-0/4-o-91526
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A diagnosis of AIDS is made whenever a person is HIV-positive and:
he or she has a CD4+ cell count below 200 cells per microliter OR
his or her CD4+ cells account for fewer than 14 percent of all lymphocytes OR
that person has been diagnosed with one or more of the AIDS-defining illnesses listed below.
Candidiasis of bronchi, trachea, or lungs (see Fungal Infections)
Candidiasis, esophageal (see Fungal Infections)
Cervical cancer, invasive‡
Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated (see Fungal Infections)
Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary (see Fungal Infections)
Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (>1 month duration) (see Enteric Diseases)
Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or lymph nodes)
Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision)
Encephalopathy, HIV-related† (see Dementia)
Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (>1 month duration) or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis
Histoplasmosis, disseminated (see Fungal Infections)
Isosporiasis, chronic intestinal (>1 month duration) (see Enteric Diseases)
Kaposi's sarcoma
Lymphoma, Burkitt's
Lymphoma, immunoblastic
Lymphoma, primary, of brain (primary central nervous system lymphoma)
Mycobacterium avium complex or disease caused by M. Kansasii, disseminated
Disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, any site (pulmonary‡ or extrapulmonary†) (see Tuberculosis)
Disease caused by Mycobacterium, other species or unidentified species, disseminated
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Pneumonia, recurrent‡ (see Bacterial Infections)
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Salmonella septicemia, recurrent (see Bacterial Infections)
Toxoplasmosis of brain (encephalitis)
Wasting syndrome caused by HIV infection†
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Thanks and appreciate your feed back.
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