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How Long Will I Live Without Treatment For HIV

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa Could Reduce HIV-Associated Long-Term Costs, Extend Lives With Earlier Treatment, Study Says

If South Africa followed WHO recommendations for earlier therapy for people living with HIV, thousands of lives could be extended and the country would start saving money after 16 years, according to a study recently published online in PLoS One ,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Living With HIV, Living With Treatment: The Capsule Version

In a Capsule HIV is a virus that weakens your body's defences against infections and cancers. There is no cure for HIV infection yet. However, with the right treatment and care, many people with HIV are now living long and well and may live... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa increasingly are turning to groups founded and run by others living with the virus, rather than the formal health sector and nongovernmental organizations, for support, Long Island Newsday reports. In... Read more »
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 »

For how long can an HIV positive patient live???????

Dear Bruce,For how long can an HIV positive person live with proper treatment?Is there anybody who has ever been cured with optional treatment in this world ?God Bless you,Zat...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Zat: Many HIV positive patients are long term survivors; they've been infected for two decades and are still going strong with no end in sight. I imagine that they will live out their normal life expectancy. For them and for many others,... Read more »

how long hiv person live

Hello sir my brother is effected by HIV, not with sexual contact. How long he lives with us. I love my brother a lot plz tell me any solution for HIV . Now his age is 26,HIV effects before 2years.he told me the highest life .span is 14years,its...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV+ persons who have access to good medical care and effective HIV treatment have a steadily improving life expectancy. Studies vary but generally the estimated life expectancy ranges from 10 years less to fairly similar life expectancy to control... Read more »

How long can someone with HIV live?

i just embarked on a relationship with a positive man (i'm negative). it's something i never imagined myself getting into. i'm trying to arm myself with info on issues anticipated but one which really stands out (painfully) is the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear "?burying my head":Thanks for your question.I don't think that your head is in the sand, nor in the clouds.I tell my patients that I expect them to live normal- or at least near-normal life spans. The fact that your friend has... Read more »
Connect With Others

how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com 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 »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 2 Replies
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »