Anonymous
Sir, i had a protected sex one year ago, during which condom broke down.. however i had two elisa tests after one mont and 3 months respectively both negative but m anixious can i still show up with AIDS symptoms as i have heard sometimes it takes upto 10 years to develop and show symptoms of AIDS however i have never felt any kind of symptoms of the same till date and it is more then an year now please help as i m a married guy and wish to start family without infecting my partner.
 
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Anonymous
Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline as a source for HIV/AIDS related information.
First of all there is a difference between having HIV and having AIDS.  HIV can be passed from person to person through activities such as unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse or needle sharing.  You cannot pass AIDS.  AIDS is a syndrome caused by a prolonged HIV infection, coupled with an opportunistic infection.  So in order for a person to show symptoms of AIDS they would have been infected by HIV previously.  That is probably what you heard when you were told it can take up to 10 years to show symptoms.  Technically, there are no clinically-defined symptoms of HIV.  Some infected individuals may experience a strong, flu-like illness, 2-6 weeks post exposure which disappears within 8-10 days.  However, many infected individuals experience no symptoms, whatsoever.
The ELISA 3rd Generation Test you had at 3 months post-exposure is conclusive and you do not have HIV.  There is no need for you to worry and you most definitely can start a family without infecting your partner.
I trust I have addressed your concerns however, should further information be required, feel free to contact us again.
In Health,Jon,AIDS Vancouver Helpline VolunteerE-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.orgPhone (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm): (604) 696-4666Web: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline
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