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Very Curious about HIV
Aug 12, 2003

Hi just want to know how many years before the symptom showed,and how long are you gonna live if your not in wealthy country.appreciate your answer. shanly

Response from Dr. Jackson

The average time for an HIV infected patient to develop full blown AIDS from time of infection is approximately 10 years. Without therapy, the average person with AIDS will live 1-2 years. HIV infected individuals over 50 years of age will develop full blown AIDS 2-3 years sooner and the majority of infected newborns will develop AIDS within 2 years after birth if not on therapy.


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