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Healthy After 10 Years With Hiv No Treatment

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HIV+ for over 14 years,no meds, healthy

I was wondering if you had any information on natural resistance studies. My husband was infected at age 13 through blood products.He is now 27. He has never taken meds and has undetectable viral load and high t-cell counts, consistently. He rarely...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I think it's great! We need to study people like your husband more. He probably developed an effective cytotoxic t cell response to the virus. These are the major cells responsible for containment of viral replication. Almost all people... Read more »

14 years positive and still healthy

Dr. YoungI was diagnosed as HIV + in 1990, with infection date no more than 6 months earlier. I was placed on AZT and took if for 6 months and stopped due to side effects. I was off meds till 1997 at which time i started Zerit and Epivir. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
There are a small proportion of HIV infected persons who have (by good luck or genetics) very low viral loads-- it would appear that you are one of these.These persons are often long-term non-progressors or slow-progressors; with limited or slow... Read more »

Starting treatment after years of non-treatment

My friend has been hiv-positive for sixteen years; he has never had treatment, and his white blood cell count is now virtually non-existant. Would treatment now extend his healthy life expectancy?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In most cases your friend will experience significant-sometimes dramatic-benefit from starting on effective treatment. The benefits include not getting sick with an AIDS-related problem and a much longer life. It is recommended that he/she go to a... Read more »

hiv treatment in 5 to 10 years time ???

Hi Keith, l tested positive to hiv in june and not on meds viral load 14,000 and cd4 count 450, l am 37 years old, and l am staying positive and healthy, but l have no support as my doctor is the only one that knows l am pos... l keep reading about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I wouldn't hold my breath for nano technology if your HIV doc recommends (and you concur) that treatment is in order. Many of the treatments available in resource rich countries are simple and well tolerated (often 1-3 pills once daily)for... Read more »
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Healthy vs. non-healthy.

Posted by nonamegirl, 2 Replies
Just a simple question.

Would a person who was healthy, with a strong immune system produce HIV antibodies sooner than someone who was unhealthy, with a weakened immune system? I know it's different for everyone. But generally speaking.

Just... Read more »

If precum is injested and mouth is healthy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I injested precum and my mouth was completely healthy is there anyway to get hiv? Also, what if I have some bleeding of the gums when brushing, but I hadn't brushed since the morning? thanks Read more »

i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am living with HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine
years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and
had severe side effects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive
problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors... Read more »

Looking for healthy HIV+ friends in central Penn

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, i live in central Pennsylvania, ecxacly in Harrisburg 33y/o HIV+ male very healthy, been poz for a few years... but have no friends at all... would liek to have healthy HIV+ friends to hang out with and relate on, would be more confortable for... Read more »