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Aug 17, 2003

Doc,

I know you get this question alot but I would appreciate an answer greatly. I tested positive for HIV at a clinic and I'm going to see an HIV specialist soon. My exposure was about 5 years ago. What's my prognosis if I practice a healthy lifestyle (no smoking, healthy diet, etc..) and I take my pills everyday without fail? Do you think my prognosis is as good as an HIV negative person?

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I believe that if you practice a healthy lifestyle and take your medications without fail every day your prognosis will be almost as good as an HIV negative person practicing a similar healthy lifestyle. Why not just as good? Simply because of the unknown effects of HIV 30 years into the future as well as the potential toxicity of HIV treatment (but I don't think there will be much difference). Also, with attention to healthful living your prognosis is likely to be better than someone who is HIV negative but smokes and neglects the health basics.



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