Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can You Survive Hiv Without Treatment

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Early Treatment Sees More HIV Babies Survive

A study of HIV-infected infants found 96 percent who were given immediate antiretroviral (ARV) therapy were still alive two years later, compared with 84 percent of children given later treatment, researchers told the 4th International AIDS Society... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV-Positive California Residents Increases Because of Improved Treatment, Longer Survival

The number of HIV-positive California residents has increased 40% over the past seven years because of improvements in medications to treat the disease, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of California's Universitywide AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era, Relative to Sex- and Age-Specific Survival of HIV-Uninfected IDUs

It remains unclear whether HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have durations of survival similar to those for comparable HIV-uninfected IDUs. The aim of the current study was to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I survived cancer treatment but now I have a dependency problem!

Dr. D.I am 45 and have AIDS. I was diagnosed with anal cancer in March, 2001. I treated it with 5FU and mitomycin in combination with radiation. The entire treatment experience was hell. I had accelerated reactions with the radiation and my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Congratulations on getting through the necessary treatments for anal cancer; it is a tough regimen indeed. You deserve a pat on the back. Many patients require oxycontin (or the equivalent) to get through these treatments. You should also be... Read more »

anemia treatment and improved survival !!!

Dr. Frascino,My physician wanted to know the medical reference article that showed improved survival when anemia was treated. I don't think he believed me when I told him. Do you know the reference off hand? Thanks again for all you do. I heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Two of the best references are listed below. If your physician has any further questions, please have him/her contact me. 1)SULLIVAN PS, et al. BLOOD. 1998;91:301-308.2)MOORE RD. J AIDS HUM RETROVIROL. 1998;19:29-33.Thank you. The AIDS benefit event... Read more »

how long i can survive without treatment?

before two years i had unprotected sexual intercourse,it was the 1st and last one,i ignored to do investigations,till one week ago,today i received the result and it was positive,and i asked if medication available or not,the said not available...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to learn of your recent diagnosis.It's tough to make accurate predictions about HIV survival as there is a tremendous variability from person to person. Having said that, it usually takes several years for... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Aussie Dude (or Dudette?),How many people die from HIV in 2008? Well, if you are asking how many HIV/AIDS-related deaths will occur worldwide (or in the Land Down Under) in 2008, we obviously don't know yet, because it's only... Read more »
Connect With Others

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »

"Built to Survive" Supporters

Posted by Anonymous
I need to find a doctor or clinic that subscribes to the treatment of HIV patients based on the book "Built to Survive". I'm a bodybuilder and a man who has been diagnosed with HIV. I know the importance of body mass to help with survival when an... Read more »

Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »

Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »