The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

I Have Hiv Will I Die

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Husband hiv + died of overdose wife hiv-

Dear Dr.Frascino, I am a 47yr old widow My husband died in April 2005 of drug overdose due to his severe depression and anxiety over having hiv & hep c for the past 20 yrs of his life He was a handsome fit & muscular guy. He just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your husband's death. Please accept my condolences. Regarding your health status, testing negative for hep C more than a year after your husband's death is definitive and conclusive. You did not contract... Read more »

How soon does HIV die outside the body?

Sometimes the same medical expert will say at one point that the virus dies outside the body... Read more »

HIV+ & dies 1 year later

Dear Doc,My girlfriend tested HIV- in Oct 2000. In Dec 2001 she got sick; cough and vomit whitish... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Living With HIV, Dying in Denial

Despite the broad availability of HIV treatment in Canada, stigma, shame, and denial remain barriers to proper treatment and care, physicians and advocates say. People who know they have HIV and still do not seek treatment increase their risk of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scott Hitt, Founder of AHIVM and Former Chair of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV Dies

R. Scott Hitt -- a former HIV/AIDS physician and former chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS during the Clinton administration -- died Thursday of colon cancer at his home in West Hollywood, Calif., according to Hitt's friend and... 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 »
Connect With Others

has it been proven with tests HIV dies quickly...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
outside the body? How long would it live on someones clothes? Read more »

HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup.

However, does the amount of the liquid influence the activeness of HIV?
i.e. Will it take more time (more... Read more »

Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

I am a 32yr old GWM living with Hiv for the past eight years i
have tried the drugs with no success and then i went the natural
way and viral load has been... 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 »