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How Long Can I Live With Aids?

Hi! I'm 28 years old and I was detected with Aids. I've started a treatment and I just wanna know how long can I live?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
My short answer is that you probably can live to be a very old person. Most people newly diagnosed who are taking care of their mental health, not using drugs or abusing alcohol can start antiretroviral therapy and have a dramatic response. This... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with HIV "can i live?"

dear expert,i am recently diagnosed pos for HIV. i am getting mad and kept myself in my room isolated. how can i live now? is it going to kill me soon? can i live long life? my dream to be a singer is ruined forever. what a fate......
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,Yes you can live. And yes you can realize your dream of being a singer! Many of the things that you've feeling are absolutely normal. Lots of people are living long and healthy lives with HIV. However, this means an... Read more »

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 will I live?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I've heard you can live a full life if you take the meds right with no side effects. How long can you live if that is true? and how long if you cant handle the meds and side effects? Thanks. James ...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
There were important data presented at the World AIDS Conference in Mexico City in August on this question. The US CDC found that life expectancy increased from 1998 to 2004 from 10.8 years to 20.1 years for a 35 year old male with HIV infection.... Read more »
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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 »

Living in China with HIV/AIDS

Posted by geekboy75
This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)?... Read more »

My Uncle has just been diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by brighteyes7213, 5 Replies
My Uncle has been sick for quite some time. He got pnuemonia and he went into the hospital. There they told him that he has not only pnuemonia but his liver has completely failed and the he has full blown AIDS. They think that he has had it for 4... Read more »