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How Long Will I Live Without Treatment For HIV

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Pain associated with long term treatment of HIV

Dr. Henry,I started having deep aches in all my joints 2 years ago. I have been treated for HIV for 15 years with normal CD4 cell counts and non detectable Viral Loads and no other major illnesses. My specialist sent the inflammatory lab work up...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen credible data clearly linking long tern successful HIV treatment with swelling of joints or specific drugs with that problem either. In our large HIV clinic we also have not been seeing a trend Read more »

Whats the out look on HIV treatment and long-term prognosis?

I am aware that Hiv treatment has improved since the introduction of HAART.However, as a suffer of... 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 »
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University of Pittsburgh

Long-Term HIV Treatment May Reduce Risk for Coronary Atherosclerosis, Pitt Study Finds

...associated with an increase in cholesterol and other factors associated with atherosclerosis, leading some to question whether long-term use increases the risk of heart attack. "When we first prescribed highly active antiretroviral therapy for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Earlier Treatment of HIV Could Help HIV-Positive People Avoid Long-Term Complications, Recommendations Say

...previous recommendations, doctors delayed antiretroviral treatment until CD4+ T cells were nearly depleted and the body could no longer fight off infection from other illnesses because physicians wanted to keep the virus from developing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Interruption of HIV Treatment May Be Safe in Certain Patients

...Interrupting HIV treatment for an extended period and then reinitiating therapy might be safe in certain patients, according to a study by Northwestern Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...point, you are at risk of getting AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) that can cause serious illness or death. HIV Treatments Scientists have developed drugs that block HIV from reproducing (multiplying). These drugs are grouped... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...stuff. In summary the problem here is that of a very very severe illness, not as severe as HIV, but in the western world, where HIV treatment is available, the problems caused by the infection may pose similar problems to people infected that a... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...world, but in Ukraine, the scale-up of antiretroviral medications has been painfully slow. There are only 2,000 patients on HIV treatment in the country, even though as many as 200,000 citizens are living with HIV. This access gap extends far... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. But women who were smoking tended to have a less favorable result from being on HIV treatment. The new findings, involving 924 women enrolled in the ongoing Womens Interagency HIV Study (WIHS),... 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 »