you may not be showing signs within 2 years, some people don't have "acute HIV syndrome," which is a flu like illness that sometimes people don't think about HIV when it happens. Its hard to predict and very individual, depending on the person. Some people get exposed and progress rapidly, and others go for years, sometimes decades without showing symptoms. The main take home message here is make HIV testing a routine part of your yearly health check up, regardless of your marital status - put it in the same breath as a yearly mammogram and cholesterol testing.
Many people are dishonest about their status, and when they are not in care and getting treatment, can pass HIV much more easily to others. Know your own status and definitely take care of you, know your status for yourself and insist on knowing/seeing your partner's as well. Good luck and keep taking care of you...
Official conference website with helpful information and updates regarding the latest findings and reports from the conference. Will be updated regularly from July 17-23, 2010, but will continue to have information, webcasts, etc, long after the conference is over, so check it out!!!View Thread
The Black AIDS Institute, founded by Phill Wilson, is a great resource that contains HIV treatment, prevention and policy updates specifically relevant for Black people in the African diaspora.View Thread
This is the website for the American Academy of HIV Medicine, where you can find information on HIV testing locations, HIV specialists (such as doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants), and you can also receive credentialing to treat patients with HIV if you are a medical provider. Personally, I am a member of this organization and believe in its mission to improve the care provided to people living with HIV and advocating for policy that makes it easier to provide quality care in this country!!View Thread
The following link above is for Poz Magazine, a long running online and print magazine that is specifically geared for individuals living with HIV, but also has great information for anyone concerned about the possibility of HIV in their own lives or someone elses. They are very up to date with the latest research and treatment updates, and contain interesting and inspiring stories of people working in the HIV field, both positive and negative. Lastly, poz.com has an online personals section for anyone interested in meeting someone. Enjoy!View Thread
This is the Centers for Disease Contral and Prvention (CDC) website. You can access this for up to date information on many health topics, but specifically for HIV you can click on "Diseases and Conditions" on the home page, then "HIV/AIDS," and you'll be linked to the HIV home page where you can find general news reports, up to date information on statistics, slide sets, and general information that may be helpful to you.View Thread