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How Long Does It Take A Person To Die Of Hiv

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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 »

Long term infected, personality repercussions?

(foreign -- sorry spelling mistakes)I was diagnosed hiv in 1985. Up till I was twenty I had drug... Read more »

HIV treatment not available in Africa, how long until I die?

Hi Sir,I am 43 years old male recently diagnosed HIV postive (may-June 2007) with CD4 (435) I am... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Person Dies in Immigration Detention Center; Family to File Wrongful Death Suit Against Government, Los Angeles Times Reports

A 23-year-old HIV-positive person, Victor Arrelano, recently died while in custody at an immigration detention center in San Pedro, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Arrelano's family plans to file a wrongful death suit against the U.S.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Living With HIV, Dying of Tuberculosis

HIV does not kill people. People living with HIV/AIDS die of opportunistic infections. This is a basic medical principle that anyone on anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy can tell you -- but 25 years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic global leaders seem to not... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No More People Living With HIV Dying From TB

Transcript (.pdf) For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. Of the 33.2 million people living with HIV a third are estimated to also be infected with... Read more »
Connect With Others

Living with HIV not dying from it.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am living with HIV not dying from it. At first people generally think that it is a death sentence when you are Diagnosed with HIV. WEll I thought that was at first too. But just because my immune system isn't working at its maximun doesn't mean... Read more »

dying

Posted by getaclue, 1 Reply
my brother has aids ,he is not gay,but was a drug user...we dont know how long he has had aids,but he got spinal meingitous,,,the doctor says,,its bad when this happens..see my brother has had meningitous 3 times,,,they never told him he would have... Read more »

My Fiance died when I was 2000 miles away

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My Fiance died when I was 2000 miles away

Till I Fall Away If you are reading this, I want you to know
that it has been a very long time since I've been close to a
girl. Sure I have friends that are girls, but that is all they
are, no more, no less.... Read more »

Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Hey guys,

Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience?

Cheers,

ScotCharles Read more »