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Hiv Infection Life Expectancy

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hiv/hep B co-infection life expectancy?

Dr. Young,As falling into this category I was wondering what the life expectancy is with such a co-infection? Is it different than with just having hiv? Please can you clarify this for me?John Roberts
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your question.I'm not sure how good our epidemiology is on this, but the first and essential issue is whether or not you have active hepatitis B or not. If the situation is the later, then you should really never have problems due to... Read more »

Hiv infection.

Do people eventually die from having Hiv or does it have to turn into aids. Also if some keeps... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: HIV a Threat to Those Age 50 and Older

...The number of state residents over age 50 with HIV is rising, partly because antiretroviral therapy has helped increase their life expectancy. Many others, however, are newly infected or diagnosed late in the course of the disease, according to... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
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HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »

Prolongued symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...infection but was suprised its been so long. He did not seem worried and told me to go about my life and he would expect more from a hiv infection (more serious sypmtpoms) I am now 10 weeks since poss exposure and still have the niggly uncomfort... Read more »

Living With HIV

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...As people with HIV infection, we become a community. We all share a common situation. I would even go further and suggest that we are a sort of unusual family. Read more »