|discovering a friend is postive
Sep 21, 2012
my friend just learned that he has aids and that he doesn't have much to live, what happens now and how long does a person usually live upon discovering this diagnosis? he told me that the doctor told him that he waited too long but how i ask since he semmed find two months ago? how can it develope so quickly?
| Response from Dr. Henry
HIV infection most often takes many years (average 10 but wide range) to damage the imune system before symptoms develop and life threatening infections are seen.I hope your friend has access to a good HIV specialist--often HIV treatment can reverse the clinical situation even in patients presenting very late but there are situations when treatment is not effective. KH
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