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Nov 14, 2002

Hi there,One quick question,If a person is diagnosed with hiv today,How long would they be able to stay drug free on average?(considering that the hiv they are infected with is not resistent to any drugs)looking forward to your reply

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This depends completely on the viral load and the rate of CD4 decline - the answer can vary from a couple of years to more than 10 years. In general, the higher the viral load, the more rapid the rate of disease progression and the sooner that care providers are likely to recommend therapy.

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