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Positive x husband
May 29, 2006

Husband was diagnosed approximate 2yrs ago T-cell cont was 76--How long do you think he had aids, been seperated 6 yrs divorced 4- Ihave tested negative.

Response from Dr. Henry

There is a wide range of time to AIDS after infection so it is impossible to say when someone contracted HIV infection unless there is a history of regular HIV testing and known exposures to an HIV infected person. Some patients have developed a low CD4 count and AIDS within a year of infection (one extreme) while others have been infected for 20 years and are still doing OK (the other extreme). In the pre-effective therapy days is was said that the average time from infection to development of AIDS was 10 years in the US. KH



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