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Decline In Quality Of Life Due To Long-term Hiv Infection

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Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range... Read more »

Long term survivors, prospects for living a good life

I've been HIV+ since 1988. Currently, I'm the model of health, have been undetectable... Read more »

Whats the out look on HIV treatment and long-term prognosis?

I am aware that Hiv treatment has improved since the introduction of HAART.However, as a suffer of... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Evolving Realities of Quality of Life

A Balancing Act Disability or Work A New Lease on Life The Impact of Side Effects Living Long or Living Well Being diagnosed with any chronic and potentially life-threatening illness can be a powerful motivation to examine your life... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

Symptoms and Quality of Life What Symptoms Do Women Experience? A Systems Approach Self-Assessment and Self-Care Symptom Screening and Management Summary Selected Sources Symptoms occur across the trajectory of HIV disease and can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Apathy and Depression on Quality of Life in Patients Infected With HIV

Although highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV has significantly improved disease prognosis, challenges remain for patients living with a chronic medical condition. As a result, the importance of quality of life (QOL) among HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unsafe Sex With Casual Partners and Quality of Life Among HIV-Infected Gay Men: Evidence From a Large Representative Sample of Outpatients Attending French Hospitals (ANRS-EN12-VESPA)

According to researchers in the current study, "the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy has relaunched the debate on risky sexual behavior among HIV-infected gay men." They sought to examine the influences of lifestyle... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »

long term progressor - not

Posted by DUDE
9/15/99- Updated 12:30 PM ET



Weakened AIDS virus show damage

By the Associated Press

Several people in Australia who caught a weakened form of HIV in the
early 1980s are... Read more »

looking for other long-term survivors

Posted by maninDC, 5 Replies
Came out in 1972, have been HIV+ since 1986, am healthy long-term non-progressor - looking for other guys like me who've outlived their social circle and are having a hard time making new friends. I'm a great guy, fun to be with, but have been... Read more »

Long-Term Successful Serodiscordant Relationshp

Posted by Patrick_Ingram, 6 Replies
My partner and I have been together for almost a year now. Halfway through the year I was diagnosed with HIV. It has been a struggle yet we are still together going strong with pretty much no issues.

We have bumped heads about some things non-hiv... Read more »