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how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 2 Replies
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »

How long will He Live?

Posted by reed, 3 Replies
my brother was told he had AIDS in 1995 hes lived a long time but now the doctors have taken ALL meds away from him except morphine to keep him comfortable. my question is this with his CD4's at 0 and a walking skeleton who is almost bed ridden what... 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 »
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How long can have live unaffected by HIV?

How long can someone be diagnosed with HIV, not be on medication and live unaffected?...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Of all persons infected with HIV, the vast majority (98%) develop gradual immune dysfunction, falling T cells, and AIDS in an average 10 years in the US and Europe; recently we learned that this average is lower in some regions of the developing... 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 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 before getting AIDS?

How long can a person live with HIV before turning to AIDS? Is it possible to never be full blown? I am 51 years old and have had this now for 15 years. My viral load is now undetectable according to Aug of 2005's blood work. I am on Sustiva...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Congratulations on having such a good response to therapy. Although we don't know for sure, many people think that indviduals such as yourself will live the rest of their natural lives without ever developing full blown AIDS, as long as their... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... 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 »
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 »
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

On December 6, 1995, the White House held a one-day conference on HIV and AIDS. TAG Policy Director Gregg Gonsalves was one of the three hundred or so invited guests, and one of nine individuals selected to participate in a discussion with President... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa Could Reduce HIV-Associated Long-Term Costs, Extend Lives With Earlier Treatment, Study Says

If South Africa followed WHO recommendations for earlier therapy for people living with HIV, thousands of lives could be extended and the country would start saving money after 16 years, according to a study recently published online in PLoS One ,... Read more »