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How long can have live unaffected by HIV?

How long can someone be diagnosed with HIV, not be on medication and live unaffected?...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Of all persons infected with HIV, the vast majority (98%) develop gradual immune dysfunction, falling T cells, and AIDS in an average 10 years in the US and Europe; recently we learned that this average is lower in some regions of the developing... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »

Can you please help???? Living with fear of HIV for a long time.

Hello Dr. Horwath, Now I know that you cannot diagnose someone over the internet and I plan on seeing a psychiatrist. However, can you possibly give me an insight into what my problem might be. I am terrified of the HIV virus. I do...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You cannot get HIV infection from shaking hands.You definitely have an anxiety problem, probably obsessive-compulsive disorder. You should seek help from a psychiatrist, as you are planning to do, as soon as possible.... Read more »

how long to live?

My friend was diagnosed HIV+ 2 yrs. ago. He then developed KS, which is very prevalent. He had a short period of treatment -- doxil drip for 6 mos. & the cocktail. He quit meds because of side effects, went on a severe raw foods diet, and has...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Not very good. Remember that we have over 15 years of experience treating people with AIDS without adequate antiretroviral therapy. In those days essentially everybody with AIDS progressed and died. Certainly your friend's case seems... Read more »
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How long will He Live?

Posted by reed, 3 Replies
my brother was told he had AIDS in 1995 hes lived a long time but now the doctors have taken ALL meds away from him except morphine to keep him comfortable. my question is this with his CD4's at 0 and a walking skeleton who is almost bed ridden what... Read more »

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 »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 1 Reply
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »