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Lifespan Of Infected Hiv Patient

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HIV and lifespan

Hi Dr. Wohl:I realize this isn't under your category but I wanted to hear from an MD, not a nutritionist or LICSW, etc. So "The Body" had published on line more than one study on HIV+ people and lifespan. It's got me confused....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
All the available data point the same way: HIV+ people are living longer and have life expectancies that are approaching those without HIV infection thanks to better HIV medications and medical care. However, it is impossible to take aggregate data... Read more »

HIV Lifespan (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Dr Bob,I am HIV- and my partner of the last 5 months was diagnosed with HIV 2-3 years ago. Since... Read more »

hep b lifespan

gud day doc, what is the average lifespan of hepa b infected person?... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies Suggest

Voluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Kidneys Transplanted Between HIV-Infected Patients

A South African report of successful kidney transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients is sparking renewed interest in offering such procedures in the United States. The report describes four transplantations between September and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Lifespans Cut Short by AIDS

South Africa's average life expectancy has declined by 13 years since 1990, from 64 years to 51 years, due to HIV/AIDS, according to a new survey by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Estimated life... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Partner Notification Outcomes for HIV-Infected Patients by Duration of Infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006

"The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducts HIV third-party partner notification in the following populations based on standard [CDC] guidelines: (1) persons with acute and non-acute incident HIV infection tested at the municipal... Read more »
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HIV and "normal" lifespan

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
I ran across this on the John Hopkins site posted by someone asking a question there and thought it was interesting:
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I'm 53, HIV+ since 1999, on Truvada/Sustiva since January 2005. Undetectable since April 2005, 600+ CD4. I'm... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
Here's a short power point presentation

www.mcgill.ca/files/microimm/Sun_IHI.ppt

One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking their... Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »