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How Long Till A Person Dies Of Hiv

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What Is HIV?

...HIV-positive people who are on treatment can expect to live well into their 60s and beyond -- and the estimates keep getting closer to those of HIV-negative people as HIV meds become more and more effective. What Should a Person Do After They Test Positive? If you've already tested positive for HIV, then there are tests a doctor can do to see whether your HIV is progressing, and whether it's wise to start taking HIV medications . For...
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aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS)

did aids come from having sex with monkeys?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disappoint all you zoophiles (you know who you are!). We think the cross-species jump used the food chain rather than the boudoir. Long story short, here's what we think happened. Monkey #1 (let's call him "Chimp Zero") hunts, kills and eats an... Read more »

Question of all questions Aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS 2008)

I have a clinic where we work with people to help them stay healthy, addressing dietary issues, rehabilitation, etc... Our team consists of 10 alternative healthcare practitioners and have helped some hiv clients in the past. Often, I wonder if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...kind of ideal for a virus like HIV," providing more chances for infected people to pass the virus to others, he said. Perhaps a person infected with the AIDS virus in a rural area went to what is now Kinshasa, Congo, "and now you've got the spark... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."chronic manageable illness" and those infected should expect to live "a normal lifespan." Well, I'm perhaps the most optimistic person on the planet, but I'm also a scientist and realist. As such, I can't really claim that we have good data to... 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 from Africa and cannot afford medication, like to know how will I die and how soon without treatment, will I suffer pain? will people know I am an AIDs...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...explore where programs are being developed in your country. Without medication there is a gradual loss of CD4+ cells and typically people start developing symptoms when the counts drop below 100. There is no way to know how long this will take... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...HIV infection, as will 1 in 30 black women. From 2005-2008, the rate of HIV diagnoses among blacks increased from 68/100,000 persons to 74/100,000. This increase reflectsthe largest increase in rates of HIV diagnoses by race or ethnicity. In... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...You Get the Flu? The flu virus is highly contagious, which means it's easy to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

...Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Wisdom. Being diagnosed with HIV can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life. Whether you're 15 or 55, the emotions that come with an HIV diagnosis can be overwhelming -- as can be the... Read more »
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Hoe can I deal with this

Posted by new2this2010, 2 Replies
...moved on and will not tell me if he has gotten tested or not. I dont understand why. I have up days and down days, but lately I long for love and caring from my friend who has abandoned me. How can I deal with feeling thrown away and not feeling... Read more »

Just over a year being HIV +...

Posted by wonderbread, 4 Replies
...Well I found out at the end of 2008 that I was HIV+. Since then my CD4 have been around 1000 and my viral load just under 5000 (as of September 09). I am a very lucky guy to have Read more »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...recorded for future generations. As we enter the evening of our lives we face a different set of challenges than the average people our age. The HIV antiviral drugs are great, there is no argument there. Its a fear of the unknown that faces us... Read more »

Are there any long lerm POZ folks around

Posted by rickincattco, 18 Replies
...wonderful that they are seeking info right away. It took me thirteen years to get this much support help. I am curious to hear from people that have been positive for over ten years or more to share their experiences and I know there are 20 year... Read more »