Aug 14, 2005
look i found out i am hiv+ well the doc started me on turvada and suvera( cant spell worth shit) dont know how i got it but i think it may of been in the milatary from my surgery or my unprotect sex back than in the 83 to 88( not all the time) i am married and my wife is neg after secound test why?? we been married 9 years i have never cheated on her. well what i want to know is what is the average life span??
| Response from Dr. Wohl
It is difficult to answer how long a person with HIV can expect to live. There are many factors including where you live (is there access to all the HIV meds and HIV experts); your age, general health, addictions to alcohol/crack/fill in the blank and your ability to take care of yourself in your fight against this virus.
Much also depends on how damaged the immune system is. A person with an immune system that has been devastated by HIV has a greater challenge than one with a preserved immune system. The T-cell count (also called CD4 cell count) is a measure of immune system function.
However, even for those with low T-cell counts, powerful HIV therapies can offer the possibility of years if not decades of HIV-positive survival.
Talk to your doctor. He/she should help answer this tough question for you given your personal info.
As to why your wife is not infected. Luck. Plus, some people are more resistant to HIV infection than others. That said, I would not bank on it and would plan to use condoms, as I suspect you already are.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Vaginal Thrush And Vaginal Yeast Infection The Same Thing?
- Can U Have Unprotected Sex With An Hiv Partner And Not Get It?
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes And Peripheral Neuropathy
- Does Hiv Affect The Female Reproductive Organs?
- Housing Programs For Hiv Patients
- How Accurate Is An Hiv Test After 4 Weeks?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.