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However, during this latent phase, HIV can be found in large quantities in lymph nodes, spleen, adenoid glands and tonsils.We do not know how many people will go on to the next stage.Chronic diarrhoea does not mean you have HIV infection or AIDS.Nor do symptoms such as weight loss, high temperatures, tiredness and swollen glands.
At this stage the blood test for HIV will usually become positive as it picks up the tell-tale antibodies.This situation usually lasts for six to twelve weeks.During this time the person is free of symptoms and antibody tests are negative.San Francisco studies show that in developed countries, without use of the latest therapies, 50% with HIV develop AIDS in ten years, 70% in fourteen years. The rate of progression can be much faster in those with weakened immunity from other causes---drug users or those in developing countries, for example.
It can be far slower in those on various treatments.Most scientists and doctors are convinced that if we follow up infected people for long enough---maybe for twenty to thirty years or more if they are getting good treatment---then all or nearly all will die of AIDS, unless they have died of something else in the meantime such as a heart attack or cancer.