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Last Updated: Wednesday December 01 2004 11:17 GMT

How do you know if you've got it?

Blood test
It's hard to know if you've got it straight away without having a blood test, because people with HIV can stay healthy for years before developing Aids.

It's still not known if all people who get infected with the HIV virus end up getting Aids - some have remained well for more than 10 years.

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