Re: Is it possible to have the virus but not have visible symptoms.
I think of something caused by a virus as a disease. Like a cold, or chicken pox, or polio. Having a disease isn't humiliating. It's natural--everyone gets them. We just have this one. And we will get other diseases in life, too. Diabetes, to me, is a condition--it is not caused by a microorganism. (Actually, a virus is nonliving, so it is not technically a microorganism.)