Hiv infection turns into aids (a more advanced stage) when it's left untreated and allowed to progress. Hiv treatment prevents this from happening. Hiv infection turns into aids (a more advanced stage) when it's left untreated and allowed to progress. Hiv treatment prevents this from happening.How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?
HIV does not lay dormant; however, it may take anywhere from 7 to 10 years or more from the acquisition period until HIV develops into AIDS without any treatment, as stated by Dr. Larry Lutwick and Dr. Joel Gallant from HealthTap.How long does it take for HIV to progress to AIDS?
Generally speaking, the time it takes to go from HIV infection to AIDS is around 5-10 years if no medical intervention is made. Differences in time can be due to any number of factors, including: The genetic strain of HIV a person has been infected with (some of which may be more or less virulent than others)When is a person considered HIV positive?
It usually takes 2 to 8 weeks after infection before HIV antibodies can be detected. For some people, it may take longer, but most people will develop antibodies within the first 3 months after infection. Once the antibodies are detected, a person is considered HIV-positive.