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How Long Can Untreated Hiv Patient Live

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Viral load in untreated patients

I wonder how many of the US HIV-patients are untreated, or is the major part of the patients involved in some kind of treatment with antiviral drugs?What is the average(or normal span) viral load value for untreated HIV-patients? Where can I find...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I would suspect that the majority in the US, are involved in some form of treatment. This is clearly not the case world wide. There is no "average" viral load per se. Every person infected has a different viral load level, which is... 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 »

Untreated HIV 2yrs

My son has HIV and has gone untreated for 2yrs. Can this turn into full blown Aids? Also he has... Read more »

Untreated HIV Infection Is Associated With Impaired Arterial Elasticity

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Merck's Antiretroviral Isentress More Efficient in Suppressing HIV Among Untreated Patients

Merck 's antiretroviral drug Isentress suppresses levels of HIV in previously untreated patients better than the company's antiretroviral efavirenz, according to research presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Society of Microbiology and the... Read more »

African Americans Less Likely to Adhere to Antiretroviral Therapy, and Untreated Depression May Be a Factor

Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that African Americans are less likely to adhere to their HIV meds compared to other people living with HIV/AIDS. Fewer than 30 percent of the African Americans living with HIV/AIDS who... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

How You Can Help Your Patients Reduce the Level of Stress in Their Lives

Stress stalks all people living with HIV. It can be acute in onset, triggered by the loss of a loved one or by a host of other, lesser losses: a lease, a pet, a promotion, a client. Stress may be an inevitable result of living with HIV disease, but... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »

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 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 »