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Hiv Lifespan

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HIV+ Child lifespan estimate?

I keep reading how with current medicines an HIV+ person can experience a normal lifespan. From everything I have read the current estimate assuming meds are taken and no severe resistance and complications lifespan is somewhere between 20-35 years....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not seen any papers with updated estimages of life expectancy for HIV+ persons currently in childhood. The quoted estimates of 20-30+ and beyond pertain to young adults newly diagnosed with optimal access to good health care. The younger... Read more »

Hiv lifespan question

I have read many posts that say that if you take your medicines for hiv exactly as prescribed you... Read more »

what factors influence lifespan of HIV+ people?

Hi, I am a medical student who is interested in specialising in HIV / AIDS upon graduation. From... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies Suggest

Voluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Treatment Lengthens Lifespan of Monkeys With Simian Version of HIV, Study Says

Macaque monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus -- the simian equivalent of HIV -- that received a single dose of an experimental treatment survived nearly twice as long as monkeys who did not receive the drug, according to a study published... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Average Lifespan in Swaziland Plummets to 27 Years

According to a survey released by US Ambassador to Swaziland Gregory Lee-Johnson, the AIDS epidemic will cut life expectancy in the kingdom to 27 years by 2010 unless its government launches a radical campaign against the epidemic. Life expectancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Lifespans Cut Short by AIDS

South Africa's average life expectancy has declined by 13 years since 1990, from 64 years to 51 years, due to HIV/AIDS, according to a new survey by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Estimated life... Read more »
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HIV and "normal" lifespan

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
I ran across this on the John Hopkins site posted by someone asking a question there and thought it was interesting:
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I'm 53, HIV+ since 1999, on Truvada/Sustiva since January 2005. Undetectable since April 2005, 600+ CD4. I'm... Read more »

So does HIV live a few, seconds hours or minutes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have heard many conflicting reports. I have heard it only 2 seconds, Ive heard it dies in minutes, and Ive heard it can live HOURS! What is the real lifespan? Has it been proved with tests? Read more »

Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »

Sex with HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a very stressed man who recieved a calll from my ex-girlfriend I dated from mid oct 98- mid dec 98. She called me to tell me she tested positive. I was tested on Nov 29th 98 and was negative. She informed me on January 12th 99. I had a bad cold... Read more »