Can you stop HIV if caught early?
PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, is a short course of HIV medicines taken very soon after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent the virus from taking hold in your body.
You must start it within 72 hours after you were exposed to HIV, or it won’t work..
Can HIV go away on its own?
Not all symptoms may be present, and many people with acute HIV infection don’t have any symptoms. However, if a person does experience symptoms, they may last for a few days or up to four weeks, then disappear without treatment.
How long can you live with HIV without knowing?
It’s also referred to as asymptomatic HIV infection due to a noticeable lack of symptoms. This lack of symptoms includes possible chronic symptoms. According to HIV.gov, latency in HIV infection can last for 10 or 15 years.
What is usually the first sign of HIV?
Fever. What is usually the first sign of HIV? Fever is at the top of the list—it’s one of the most common initial signs of an HIV infection. The fever may be accompanied by other symptoms like fatigue, swollen glands, and a sore throat.
How long can you stay undetectable?
A person’s viral load is considered “durably undetectable” when all viral load test results are undetectable for at least six months after their first undetectable test result. This means that most people will need to be on treatment for 7 to 12 months to have a durably undetectable viral load.