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How Long Can An Hiv-positive Person Live

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Ask the Experts

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 long a person can live with Hiv??...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Without treatment it takes about 10 years on average for an HIV+ person to develop full-blown AIDS from the time of infection. Once a person has symptoms of AIDS the majority of patients die within 2 years. However, with treatment people can live... Read more »

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... Read more »

For how long can an HIV positive patient live???????

Dear Bruce,For how long can an HIV positive person live with proper treatment?Is there anybody who... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa increasingly are turning to groups founded and run by others living with the virus, rather than the formal health sector and nongovernmental organizations, for support, Long Island Newsday reports. In... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

First Person: Kris C. Has Lived with HIV Since 1988

Kris C. has been living with HIV since 1988. She's seen the ravages of the disease, and of the medications designed to treat the disease. As a woman living with HIV, she's in the minority in the Seattle area, but she does her part to make sure it is... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Three Stories of Personal Survival and Growth From People Living With HIV

These three stories of personal survival and growth are reprints from previous issues of Positive Voice , chosen because they illustrate key themes of the International AIDS Conference. Margot experienced stigma and exclusion from health care... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Living With HIV and ART Over the Long Haul

In a Capsule Many people are doing so well on antiretroviral drugs that many experts predict they may be able to live nearly as long as HIV-negative people. However, as people with HIV live longer, other health problems are becoming more common,... Read more »
Connect With Others

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello again,
On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Positive. I wanted to meet him,... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

Tested Positive, living in Thailand

Posted by LordBerners, 4 Replies
Long term expat here (teacher). I've known for just a month, and I can remember a rather profound illness that included exhaustion, dizziness, fever, and petechaie on ankles, about 2 years ago that could've been initial infection. I had a negative... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive

Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »