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Life Span Of Hiv Positive Person

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hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello again,
On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Positive. I wanted to meet him,... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »
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Life span with HIV-2

If some body is HIV positive in year Nov, 2010 with HIV-2 virus type , What can be his probable life span or life expectancy if it is detected very early and he has access to proper medications and maintains a healthy life style?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV-2 tends to progress more slowly than HIV-1. That is a person can be infected for a longer time before having any signs because the amount of HIV-2 in the blood (viral load) is lower than for HIV-1. HIV-2 does respond well to most treatment... Read more »

life span of a person

How long has any one person lived with HIV? ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know the exact answer to that question. However, I do know that there are some long term survivors (usually refered to as non-progressors), who have been HIV+ for years and have not become ill, even without treatment. Since the epidemic... Read more »

life span

dear dr, in a recent question asked by one of your askers, you said no cure but hope. he asked you will there be a drug that will help an hiv positive person live a full life span? you said you think so. well i asked you if i keep on taking my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The story is still being told. We now have patients going on 20 years with this infection. In many people the meds only work for a short while. There are many reasons for why this may be so. However in some people, meds continue to work effectively,... Read more »

Life span of people who had symptoms

Hello Dr MoyleI read that people who didn't develop ARS symptoms live longer.Is this the case?Also could you please advise if you are aware of the life expectancy of someone with subtype E? (also known as A/E - the one they have in Thailand)I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Hi DavidThere is not important difference in HIV outcomes, survival, speed of progression or response to medication by viral sub-type or clade.Its hard to predict life expectancy for any individual, doctors aren't good at play in God! Several... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kansas City Star Examines Increasing Life Spans of HIV-Positive U.S. Residents

The Kansas City Star on Monday examined HIV-positive U.S. residents' increasing average life spans, which "def[y] the virus' early image as a quick death sentence" but often "[w]ea[r] out the sympathy and patience of friends as health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Programs' Limited Time Spans, Other Issues Hinder Efforts to Curb Disease in Mozambique, Official Says

The limited time span and lack of sustainability and diversity of many HIV/AIDS programs in Mozambique are undermining efforts to address effectively the epidemic in the country, Cornelio Balane, executive director of the Mozambican Business Against... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africans on HIV Drugs Can Expect Normal Life Span -- Study

Ugandans with HIV/AIDS who receive antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can hope to have a near-normal life expectancy, according to research announced Monday at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: In the Midwestern U.S., Forming a New Life

Though it happened 26 years ago, Tommy Chesbro remembers his HIV diagnosis -- and the circumstances that led to it -- like it was yesterday. In 1986, a positive HIV test meant something fundamentally different than it does today: It meant, in short,... Read more »