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Mar 4, 2005

I have a cousin who has full blown AIDS and is being treated for skin lesions with Chemo. I wanted to know how long people with AIDS live? My family seems to think with meds, he will live for awhile.

Response from Dr. Henry

In some cases (even with skin cancer) persons with AIDS can live a very long time (decades-we are still learning how long) but there are some forms of cancer that are tough to treat even if the HIV can be controlled OK. KH

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