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Mar 20, 2006

I know that people are living with HIV and it's labeled a chronic disease however; does HIV always turn into AIDS?

Response from Dr. Horwath

There are some people who have been infected with HIV for many years without developing AIDS. The average amount of time between HIV infection and developing AIDS is about 10 years in someone who is not treated. We don't know why some people go longer than 10 years without developing AIDS, but the fact that this happens is a hopeful sign. If we can better understand why some people don't become ill from HIV, perhaps we can use this knowledge to benefit others.



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