Cleve Jones (San Francisco Activist) Revealed When He Became Infected

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    Nov 30, 2016 8:29 PM GMT
    In yesterday's interview on the Terri Gross program (he wrote a memoir), he said that he became symptomatic in 1992, but because his blood had been taken annually for some study, he found out later that his blood first had antibodies in 1978. About 10 years after Stonewall, that would have been at the height of the sexual revolution in San Francisco and NYC. The first cases of AIDS in the US were reported in 1981. So, when men began getting sick and dying, they probably would have been infected for years already - and in Jones' case, many years.
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    Nov 30, 2016 10:25 PM GMT
    Do the people who study HIV say how long the incubation period is? Minimum, maximum? Back when I used to read about it they were saying 7 years but that was a long time ago. But maybe it's not merely incubating but slowly destroying your t cells.
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    Dec 09, 2016 6:40 PM GMT
    Thiis story sounds like people re-writting history to suit the new message from HIV health educaters, have unprotected sex with Poz men, start taking their medication (Prep) in order to do that, HIV doesn't become AIDS and so we should all be prepared to take a load. So I guess this is to back up that push to recreate the swinging 70's, tell everyone that no one ever died quickly anyway they had it for years. HIV is contracted when people get too relaxed about safer sex and no longer worry about protecting themselves consistantly. It sounds like BS, prove me wrong