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How Long Can A Hiv Person Live

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How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since Read more »

how long can a person live if they are HIV +??

Hello-We just found out a few months ago that my sister is HIV positive, what is the statistics on... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV before getting AIDS?

How long can a person live with HIV before turning to AIDS? Is it possible to never be full blown?... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Young People Are "Only Long-Term Solution" to HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Opinion Piece Says

...Young people "represent the hope of overcoming not only HIV/AIDS but also the ignorance and fear that perpetuate disease," Liza Barrie, a UNICEF expert on HIV/AIDS, writes in a Philadelphia Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

..."extremely important that new" HIV treatments that eradicate the virus are developed because the "side effects associated with long-term HIV treatment" with available antiretrovirals "can be severe." Keith Alcorn of the HIV/AIDS information group... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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

...results are in part a reflection of newer antiretroviral therapies that have reduced HIV death rates by 80 percent. Indeed, people with HIV now die like most other people, of chronic diseases, rather than from the opportunistic infections that... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

White House Summit: Clinton, Shalala, Fleming Host Gathering of AIDS Advocates, Care Givers and People Living with HIV at Day-Long Conference

...in the room couldn't help but feel at least the change of heart in the White House. The President then took the podium for a long speech on AIDS. The speech began with a recitation of the facts of the epidemic, the hundreds of thousands of... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work! This is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of Read more »

How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long as possible and that I'm not putting him at risk by having my recently vaccinated children around him. Thanks... Read more »

Would like to meet HIV+ people from Long Island,NY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just found out i'm HIV+ and i need help finding a support group close by. I live in suffolk county and am looking for straght/non religious support Read more »

how long to live?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...hi. I'm wonderin what the average life expectancy is for someone in the US living with HIV. I know it differs greatly from body to body but any general ideas? Read more »