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Die Soon?
      #199286 - 07/08/06 01:08 PM

If test positive HIV will die soon?

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199290 - 07/08/06 02:05 PM

Not necessarily. More and more people are surviving long term. It's not unheard of to encounter people that have lived with HV for 15-20 years.

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199292 - 07/08/06 02:44 PM

hi am am newly diagnosed and now on meds less than 30 days... i'm trying to get that question answered and I don't think that anyone can answer it. Our bodies are all different, we will all conduct ourselves differntly, and treatments will vary..... so, take care of yourself and hope for a long life.

I'm 48 in the southeast. YOU?


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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199301 - 07/08/06 03:24 PM

37 Northeast

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199306 - 07/08/06 03:44 PM

If you step in front of a bus you probably will

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199315 - 07/08/06 06:32 PM

Read these two responses from one of the doctors in the experts forum. They will help answer your questions.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/TreatExp/Archive/Pipeline/Q173719.html

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/TreatExp/Current/Q175700.html

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199335 - 07/09/06 08:18 AM

Look at this story. Read it. I think many of you have lots of hope.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13756759/

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The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

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SteveR
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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199422 - 07/10/06 01:12 PM

Short answer: no.

Long answer: It depends on your health when you're tested. If you catch it early, there's no reason to believe you won't maintain your health with medication. If you get sick before you test positive, you'll still be able to treat your HIV, but you may have more in the way of lasting damage.

There are lots of caveats, but that's basically it.

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199426 - 07/10/06 01:55 PM

Steve, if I have never had a cavity, will I live longer than say people who have had alot of dental work?

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Re: Die Soon? new
      #199653 - 07/12/06 03:13 AM

only if you kill yourself

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