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Expected Longevity Of A Person With Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when antibodies against the virus are produced by the body (usually 6-12 weeks). Some people newly infected with HIV will experience some "flu-like" symptoms. These symptoms, which usually last no more than a few days, might include fevers, chills, night sweats and rashes (not cold-like symptoms). Many...
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Longevity

Hi,I am 2o, male living in India, have been HIV+ since birth(had a pos mother as well), recently found out when it progressed to AIDS and have started on medication(Lamivudine + Zidovudine +Efavirenze) my count has come upto 535 from 64. I wanted to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post from India.It is very good to hear that your receiving a potent HIV regimen and that your CD4 count has returned to normal levels. Your life expectancy, accordingly has increased essentially to Read more »

fear and longevity

Hello,I read so many conflicting things about this disease. One thing says it is chronic and manageable, the other says that people can have a virus that progresses quickly. I would like to know which one is true and what life expectancy really is....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...pre-effective therapy days the average time from infection to AIDS was about8-10 years with 1-2 years survival after AIDS. Some persons do very poorly (can develop AIDS and succumb within 1 year) with another group (often genetically determined)... Read more »

HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FHello Alan,The clinical course of HIV varies considerably from person to person. Life expectancy with HIV/AIDS depends on many confounding variables, including viral Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a month now). I was tested about 6 months ago and the test result was negative. I was tested 6 months prior to that, and was negative then as well. I guess...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, I've recently addressed your question. See below. I have nothing new to add. Dr. Bob how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL) Sep 6, 2008 Hi Bob, l am recently infected with hiv and and live in... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur... Read more »
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my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
...at times, we love each other very much. I am not positive, and frequently get tested. The thing is, he does not believe in HIV meds. For a few years after his test results, he refused to seek any sort of medical treatment. I have basically... Read more »

my history..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of a false poz.one thing that scares me is dying young though.anyone with an idea what the ave life expectancy of a hiv poz person is nowadays, what with all the new meds? thanks guys for being there, i really feel loved here!! thanks all for... Read more »

HIV Positive -What to Expect?

Posted by DC_Diver, 4 Replies
...Hey all newbie here, need some advice. My partner found out he was HIV+ about a year ago (Im HIV- to date). He went on Atripla right away, but other than that, we haven't really "dealt" with this Read more »

What to expect? An uncertain future??

Posted by zeb, 2 Replies
...The woman I was with had simultaniously an affair with a bisexual man. How could I have been that stupid... After visiting my HIV doc he told me: you're not gonna die soon, with current treatment care the chance of hetting aids is almost zero.... Read more »