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Hiv Long-term Survival

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Ask the Experts

Long term survival with AIDS and HIV

Thank you Doctors to making us available this wonderful Website. my Q. is is there any difference between when you start medication the begining of HIV or when it becomes AIDS? Because my friend discovered so late when he become very sick and had...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The optimal time to start HIV medication is not known with precision. Nor do we know the best strategy to pursue after treatment is commenced. Do we continue forever or can therapy be stopped periodically at future time points? A few studies are... Read more »

Long term HIV survival. Why is my CD4 so high? Are there a lot of us?

I am a 49 year old man who has confirmed infection in 1977 and was diagnosed in early 1985. It... Read more »

Long-Term Survival

I have been living with hiv/aids for nearly 20 years. Prior to the introduction of new meds, I was... Read more »
Articles
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Survival Can Be Long-Term for People With HIV

A Johns Hopkins study finds that HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, provided certain risk factors for transplant failure are recognized... Read more »
Body Positive

Ten Things You Can Do to Survive and Thrive With HIV Financially

If working, ensure medical coverage. Pursue group benefits, especially medical and long-term disability insurance. It is no accident that three out of these ten recommendations deal with medical insurance. If considering moving out of state be... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Price of Surviving HIV

This past January, the New York Times published a front page story about the downside of living longer with HIV. Despite the fact that people with HIV are living longer, the story described survival issues and other health complications that are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pregnant Women With HIV Infection Can Expect Healthy Survival: Three-Year Follow-Up

Fabiola Martin of St. Mary's NHS Trust in London and colleagues followed up with 311 HIV-positive pregnant women who had given birth to assess their long-term health, Reuters Health reports (Reuters Health, 10/30). The researchers divided the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »

Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »

Long Term Survival - a new beginning

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have been poz for 16 years now (since 19yo... now age 35), and am truly amazed that there isn't much being said about what we're to do with our lives once told (as I was just yesterday by my Dr)"you should prepare for a normal lifespan". This... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »