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Average Lifespan Hiv Positive Person In The Us

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Average Lifespan in Swaziland Plummets to 27 Years

According to a survey released by US Ambassador to Swaziland Gregory Lee-Johnson, the AIDS epidemic will cut life expectancy in the kingdom to 27 years by 2010 unless its government launches a radical campaign against the epidemic. Life expectancy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in United Kingdom Experience Significant Decreases in Average Income as Result of Diagnosis, Report Says

People living with HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom face living in poverty because of their HIV-positive diagnosis, according to a recently released report by the not-for-profit organizations Crusaid and the Terrence Higgins Trust , BBC News ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Treatment Lengthens Lifespan of Monkeys With Simian Version of HIV, Study Says

Macaque monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus -- the simian equivalent of HIV -- that received a single dose of an experimental treatment survived nearly twice as long as monkeys who did not receive the drug, according to a study published... Read more »
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CD4 cell lifespan with and without treatment

Dear Dr. I'm just curious about the lifespan of a cd4 cell in a person who is hiv negative and a person who is hiv positive with and without treatment. What's the average # of days these cells can live?; and, is there a difference between...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This is a hard question to answer. Some CD4 cells only survive a few days and some potentially months to years, as CD4 cells are not uniform in nature and represent a family of subtypes. HIV infection in the absence of treatment will accelerate the... Read more »

HIV Lifespan (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Dr Bob,I am HIV- and my partner of the last 5 months was diagnosed with HIV 2-3 years ago. Since his diagnosis, he's been on treatment that he's responded very well to, as his viral load is "undetectable," he is extremely strict...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know!HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »

Understanding Lifespan

Dr Wohl, in your recent podcast interview, you mentioned a recent study that was done to try to find out the "cost of HIV treatment". A side effect of this study was that the study came up with an "average lifespan" number of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You raise many important points. It will be difficult to answer all of your excellent questions in detail as the text of such an answer would be the basis of a nice book reviewing much of what is known about HIV infection.As far as the article I... Read more »

lifespan of patient on viraday

a patient is tested positive in oct 2004 starts treatment of viraday in nov 2007 with good body response. What will be average lifespan of the 29 yr old...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Viraday (or Atripla) is a very effective treatment consisting of 3 anti-HIV medications combined. Studies have followed patients taking this combination for more than 3 years. The good news is that the results of those studies have shown that as... Read more »
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Testing "average"

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 3 Replies
I was just wondering, if the "average" person test + at 25 days, and ARS usually occurs between 2-4 weeks from exposure -- then some of those people could be experiencing ARS "while" testing positive?

Also, on some "common symptoms listings of ARS... Read more »

average

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The information that "the average time to test accurately for hiv antibodies is 25 days" is grossly outdated. So, let us not go into lengthy definition about the meaning of average. Most doctors, lab technicians and experts say that by 4 weeks, most... Read more »

seroconversion: 25 days average?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read that the average time for seroconversion is 25 days after infection. If you recall from school, to get an average you add up all the scores and then divide by the number of scores. Well we know that there are some people who take longer... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »