Can you have HIV for 11 years and not know?

Can you have HIV for 11 years and not know?

Can you have HIV for 11 years and not know?

Because the symptoms of HIV can be mild at first, some people might not know they’re infected. They can spread HIV to others without even knowing it. After a few years, other symptoms start, including: diarrhea.

Can you have HIV for 9 years and not know?

After your body’s initial response to the HIV virus, you may not have any symptoms for many years. But if left untreated, the HIV virus will continue to destroy CD4 cells and attack your immune system.

Does HIV affect the tonsils?

HIV Tonsillitis Pharyngitis is the presenting complaint in 50-70% of patients (often presents like EBV pharyngitis). Factors that point towards HIV tonsillitis are: absence of exudate; tonsillar hypertrophy; rash; mucocutaneous ulceration.

Is HIV a non modifiable risk factor?

Non-modifiable risk factors include age, race and gender. Modifiable non-HIV specific factors include smoking status, body mass index, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hepatitis C and B status. Other modifiable HIV-specific factors include, for example, the patient’s CD4 count and viral load.

Is it bad to get someone else’s blood on you?

Coming into contact with another person’s blood does have risks, specifically something known as a BBV, or “blood-born virus”. BBV’s are typically only transferred through the sharing (willing or unwilling) of bodily fluids such as blood and sometimes saliva that has been mixed with blood in the mouth.

What normal tonsils look like?

Healthy tonsils are pale pink in colour, sometimes with white spots. Infected tonsils are more red in colour. They may have yellow or green spots of pus, or grey ulcers, or a thick cheesy off-white coating.

What happens if I get someone’s blood on me?

If you have contact with a person’s blood or body fluids you could be at risk of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, or other blood borne illnesses. Body fluids, such as sweat, tears, vomit or urine may contain and pass on these viruses when blood is present in the fluid, but the risk is low.