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Average Time To Live With Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Average HIV/AIDS-Related Medicare Claim Nine Times Higher in South Florida Than Nationwide in Second Half of 2006, HHS Report Finds

The average Medicare beneficiary living with HIV/AIDS in South Florida in the second half of 2006 had nine times more Medicare claims than HIV-positive beneficiaries nationwide, according to a report released this week by the HHS Office of... Read more »

New Yorkers Living Longer Than U.S. Average; Officials Cite Expanded HIV Testing and Treatment as Main Factor

While moving to New York City may not automatically increase your life expectancy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that New Yorkers, on average, are living longer than ever before, and longer than people anywhere else in the country. A chief... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Northern Uganda Almost Double National Average Because of Conflict, Rape as Weapon of War

The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Northern Uganda is nearly twice as high as the national average and is continuing to increase because of a "brutal" conflict in the region and the use of rape as a weapon of war, according to a World Vision report ... Read more »
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Average time to medication

Doc, I was wondering the average time it took for a person just diagnosed with hiv to begin medications ? My t cell counts have actually gone up the past year on no meds from 706 to 918. I have had hiv for 3 years. Is it in the realm of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The time it takes for a patient to reach thresholds to start treatment is highly individual; any prediction here should be taken as a forecast, rather than a real-time medical decision tool.For the average patient, this time is... Read more »

Average time to progression and viral set point

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in March 2009. I'm fairly sure (based on testing schedules) that I was infected about a year before that. I just recently had my labs done and my VL was 892 and my CD4 was 952. My highest VL in the past three years was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.It is true that the height of the viral load usually correlates negatively with the drop in CD4 count. That means that the higher the viral load the more rapid the drop in CD4 count. This situation can remain stable over... Read more »

Average life expectancy

Greetings,I am a 38 year old HIV + male who has been living with HIV for 16 years. 6 months ago, I started meds (Atripla) for the first time because my t-cell count was between 250-300 for 2 consecutive labs and my cd4% hit 19% for the first time,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For a 38 year old HIV+ male on ART with undetectable HIV levels and a CD4 count >> 350 the life expectancy would on the average be measured in decades (one Danish study suggested 30+ years). The presence of other medical problems (cigarette... Read more »

Average time

DR. FWhat is the average time that it would take for a person to develop aids and start experiencing O'Is after they were infected assuming they did not take any meds for it....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
On average, 8-10 years.... Read more »
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What is the average length someone can live HIV +

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the average age that someone can live with HIV? with meds and without...what about AIDS?
Thank you

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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 »

Average for positve test 10-14 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As you all can see the average for positive test is 10-14 days before they said 21 or 25 days. Info from John Hopkins medical management of HIV 2001.

The window period: The time delay from infection to positive EIA averages 10 to 14 days with newer... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »