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Can You Live 40 Years With Hiv

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CELEBRATE FOURTH YEAR LIVING HIV+ TODAY

Posted by positivewoman46, 6 Replies
Morning; First I would like to say that iam proud to be alive today and also I am proud to be able to celebrate this special day which all of yall. Because I couldn't have the courage to say what iam going to say today if it wouldn`t been for all... Read more »

Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »

Still living strong with HIV:Magic Johnson and his wife 20years

Posted by STDAsk, 2 Replies
Johnson,arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, Magic Johnson found out he had AIDS after a physical before the 1991-1992 season.

Recent news found he and his wife of 20 years relax on Italian getaway.The couple, who married in September 1991,... Read more »

Five Years Later..... Is Life Worth Living?

Posted by Anonymous
So I have been living with HIV for five years now. I'm on good meds, haven't had any negative reactions, and never been sick. I am grateful for this.

But I still haven't been the same since I got the diagnosis. By same I don't mean simply knowing... Read more »

Let's Live...30Years Introduction

Posted by 30Years, 3 Replies
Hello Everyone:

I have a story to tell. I am a Hemophiliac who was diagnosed with HIV through a blood transfusion at age 7. I am now 33. I am blessed but I have found it hard to find someone who is HIV positive. The hard part is finding someone... Read more »
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returning to work/can't get insuredI have been living with HIV for 10 years. Over the past four years I have seen my general health improve to the point where I want to return to work. Further, my good health and progressively better lab results have put

I have been living with HIV for 10 years. Over the past four years I have seen my health improve to the point where I want to return to work.I have an excellent job offer in Atlanta Georgia that offers a good salary, a way back into the workforce,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Does your income put you above the Georgia ceiling for ADAP? If so, I regret that I don't have new ideas for you, except the suggestion that you contact the best benefits manager I know to ask about options. He is Jacques Chambers, and you can... Read more »

Can we live up to 30years?

Dear Doc am a man of 26yrs and was diagnose about 4months ago that am hiv+ and with in two weeks i was put on meds cos my cd4 counts was 192 and something called TLC was 2115 i started taking efavirezn and zidovudine +lamivudine, Doc as am 26yrs...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad that you were able to be started quickly on a very good treatment for HIV. Your chances of living 30 years or more are very very good. As long as you take your meds every day and always keep your HIV suppressed than you will allow your... Read more »

How many years i can live?

Hello Dr. Young, first of all i am thank ful for your answers in this site.I am tested for HIV+ with CD4 400 and viralcount 20,000 may i know for how many years still i can live if i start medication from now.Thanks....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post and comments.In general, I tell my newly diagnosed patients that I expect them to live normal (or near-normal) life spans.Current guidelines don't strongly recommend treatment for asymptomatic patients with CD4s of 400,... Read more »

Living with it for 10 years

I found out in October 2001 that I was positive while pregnant with my now 9 yr. old. I took meds while caring him in my last two months of pregnancy. Since then my son has been negative thank God. I on the other hand havent really dealt with it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would strongly urge you to see an HIV specialist without further delay. There are several possibilities to explain what has happened:1. You could have had a false-positive test during pregnancy and never really had HIV. (This would be... Read more »
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Damaries Cruz: Deciding to Start Treatment After Nearly 20 Years of Living With HIV

Damaries Cruz When Damaries Cruz was first interviewed by TheBody.com, in the fall of 2008 , she'd just participated in a groundbreaking HIV awareness campaign for Spanish-language television. She was a well-known speaker and HIV educator with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: AIDS Warnings, Instantly; Chicago Woman Living With HIV for More Than 20 Years Uses Twitter to Quickly Broadcast Safe-Sex Messages, Urge Testing

Following her HIV diagnosis in 1986, Chicago-based Rae Lewis-Thornton made it her mission to promote AIDS education by speaking out at schools and colleges, writing first-person magazine articles, and producing TV segments on the topic. Appearing on... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Salient Ramblings: Reflections on Living With HIV for 19 Years

"Born to be alive" -- Patrick Hernandez As a recovering alcoholic, I feel as if I am in a frantic race to make up for time lost during my liquor-sodden days of the '70s and '80s. Testing HIV-positive and facing the possibility of a shortened... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Life Expectancy for People Living With HIV Increases by 15 Years

Life expectancy estimates broken down by groups. Adapted from R.S. Hogg et al. IAS 2013; abstract TUPE260. A person living with HIV who is on treatment in the U.S. or Canada can expect to live almost a normal life span, according to a study... Read more »