|Hi Dr. Dieterich
Aug 18, 2003
First off, I'd like to say that you've been more than a little helpful with any question or concern that I might have. This isn't a question about Hep C, although I am in 11 months of treatment and undetectable. This is good, I presume. Anyway, I read an article that HIV can turn into AIDS in about 8 to 10 years after infection. Is this true, even if taking retroactive medications? Please let me know. Scared.
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Congratulations on the HCV treatment! HIV can progress if not treated or not treated effectively. However there is no time limit and the 8-10 year time is usually for people who are not taking antiretroviral medication! Stay well! DTD
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