Aug 14, 2011
I just recently dianosed hiv positive. Does this means am I going to die. How long can I live with meds if I stay healthy
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Unlikely. You need to get a series of blood tests including your CD4 cell count (which measures how much damage the virus has done to your immune system) and the HIV viral load level (which measures how active the virus infection is). HIV treatment is very effective and people can now live many years as long as they take their meds.
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