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How Long Till A Person Dies Of Hiv

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How long till I know I am in the clear

My wife died of AIDS in Oct. of 2000 and it was April of 1999 that we last had sex (protected). I have been having periodic testing, the last being May of 2003, and the results are negative. My daughter is almost 7 and she also tests negative. How...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, I believe you can "put the matter to rest" in terms of your concerns about having been infected from your wife. Enough time has lapsed since your possible exposure from her for you to be reassured that you or your daughter were not... Read more »

Meds, How long till failure & switching

Dear Dr. BenYes, it is one of your friends and patients writing you. Those of us who live in... Read more »

6months till 6years hiv testing. Anoher incident pls help

Hi Dr.Bob, Do u remember me,I'm not Josh(haha). Firstly, pls forgive my poor English agn. My... 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 »
Lambda Legal

Regulating the Right to Die:

Questions concerning the right to end one's life have long generated stormsof controversy. These questions, involving intensely personal views onissues no less profound than the meaning of life and liberty, are unlikely todisappear any time soon. ... 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 »
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1 hour till i find out the outcome of my future

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok i have 1 hour till i find out the results on my hiv test... this is to anyone that is reading and ever plans on not wearing a rubber! DONT DO IT... i was young and stupid and thought i was invinseable ... nothing could stop me... i couldnt catch... Read more »

What to do till MD appt.?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just leatned two days ago that I'm am HIV+. They referred me to a specialist, but that leaves me in limbo until then. What should I be doing NOW? Should the fact that more swoolen lymph glands are popping up each day be something I should be... 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 »

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 »