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Can You Tell How Long Someone Has Been Hiv Positive

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For how long can an HIV positive patient live???????

Dear Bruce,For how long can an HIV positive person live with proper treatment?Is there anybody who has ever been cured with optional treatment in this world ?God Bless you,Zat...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Zat: Many HIV positive patients are long term survivors; they've been infected for two decades and are still going strong with no end in sight. I imagine that they will live out their normal life expectancy. For them and for many others,... Read more »

how long does it take hiv to show up positive?

In august of 2002 I had uprotected sex with a guy I had been dating for 5 months later that year in... Read more »

The progression of dimentia in HIV Positive long-termers.

My brother is 49 and was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. After several different "cocktails"... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For the study,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Research Into HIV-Positive Long-Term Nonprogressors Could Lead to AIDS Vaccine

The New York Times on Tuesday examined how the study of long-term nonprogressors -- HIV-positive people who do not take antiretroviral drugs but whose disease is not progressing to AIDS -- potentially could help in the development of an AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Retract Key Finding in Study of HIV-Positive Long-Term Survivors Published 16 Months Ago

Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York and colleagues in the Jan. 23 issue of the journal Science retracted the key finding of a study of HIV-positive long-term survivors that identified a family of proteins that block... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Earlier Treatment of HIV Could Help HIV-Positive People Avoid Long-Term Complications, Recommendations Say

A panel of the International AIDS Society-USA in the Aug. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association issued new recommendations for when doctors should begin antiretroviral treatment for patients with HIV, AFP/Google.com reports.... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long does it take to turn positive ?

Posted by Timmy, 1 Reply
Negative antibody cmia test at 94, 95,108 and 151 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. My CD4 Count is 778. Negative Western Blot test at 151 days. But my CPK is mildly increased to 196 U/L when to normal range is till 171 U/L. Worried if... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

Long-time v. Newer Positive Status

Posted by Since4Ever, 1 Reply
There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus.

I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified.

I have a... Read more »