It's very rare to get HIV from a blood transfusion -- the U. You can help prevent HIV from progressing to AIDS by seeing your doctor regularly, taking you medicines, and following your doctor's guidance. Some people don't show any signs of HIV for years after being infected. However, many can have some symptoms within 10 days to a few weeks after infection. In addition, particular groups of adolescents (eg, males who have sex with males, injection drug users, and teens who have sex for drugs) engage in even greater risk-taking behavior.Consequently, an estimated 25% of all people with HIV in the United States contracted HIV when they were teenagers.(1,2) Accordingly, professionals concerned with adolescents have developed school and community programs to reduce adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior.These first symptoms are similar to the flu or mononucleosis and may include fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, and muscle aches. They usually disappear after a few weeks and you may not have symptoms again for several years.
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I had unprotected sex a few times but every year the test came back negative. " I Realize How Much Has Changed, but I'm Still Really Scared.
(A recent post by Still Searching on the "I Just Tested Positive" board) "I simply couldn't believe the doctors when they told me I could still live a normal life and that I didn't need to worry.
In this video, Rae shares wisdom from a long life with HIV/AIDS, especially for those who've just found out they're HIV positive.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that destroys the body's CD4 immune cells, which help fight disease. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.