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Longest Living Person With Hiv

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What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Whats the longest for hiv to take

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
show on test has there been any cases longer then 6 months why some people says it lay dormant for years . said that it lay in cells without being detected ! I hope CDC knows the truth about window period Read more »

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »

Positive Dating, Dating Site for Poz Buddies, FREE HIV dating and HIV Personals Site.

Posted by Abivic PozBuddies is an online dating portal exclusively for singles with a sexually transmitted disease. Gone are the days when you had to stay alone and be isolated fearing being mocked at by others. aims to... Read more »

Positive Singles, New Totally FREE HIV dating and HIV Personals Site.

Posted by PozGays, 1 Reply was built since 2001 and now has been 12 years. It has more than 687000 members who live with HIV/HSV/HPV or other STDs.And members are from US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain,France,Italy,United Kingdom,... Read more »
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Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
On average, the average person with HIV infection lives about 8-10 years- this number can vary dramatically from person to person, due to host immune factors, baseline viral load, the presence of coinfections (such as TB or hepatitis C). The time... Read more »


DR. YoungIn this question you said the average person with hiv lives 8-10 years is that somone that is on meds or not on meds. I was under the assumtion that the meds appear to change this number dramtically and may even allow a normal life span....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your comments and question. Sorry for the confusion, but you are correct, that the medications do change the life span and might indeed permit a near normal life span.... Read more »

longest spanlife

Dear Dr. Eric, which has been the longest spanlife record from vih disgnosis to death from aids to this date. thank you for your answer....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
There are people who have been infected for more than 20 years who remain healthy. There are even people who were diagnosed with full blown AIDS who on therapy continue to have strong immune responses and lead normal healthy lives. I remain very... Read more »

Longest surviving person on meds?

Hello,I would like to know how long can one be on medication? What is the average time that people live who are on meds? One doc told me eventually I will be resistant to all drugs. How true is this? Does the body eventually just give in or get...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have some patients who are doing well at > 10 years. Newer regimens have better outcomes so the end of their benefit is not in sight. I tell patients that we are on a > 20 year plan and that I expect most of them to do well over that time... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia's AIDS Drug Waiting List Second Longest

The number of patients on waiting lists for help through state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) stood at 2,359 at the end of July, a 65 percent increase in only one month, according to a report by the National Alliance of State and Territorial... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand to Raise Awareness With Record Attempt for World's Longest Condom

Thailand is marking World AIDS Day today with the "Longest Condom Chain," a record-setting ribbon of 25,000 condoms intended to raise awareness about the disease. More than 1,000 activists and others are expected to take part in the event in... Read more »

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Sarah

Sarah has been living with HIV her entire life. Her mother was given a blood transfusion after Sarah's birth via a C-section, and the blood was infected. Her mother and then her father acquired HIV, as did Sarah after she was breastfed. As a girl... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Women Living With HIV at AIDS 2012 Part 1: The Greater Involvement of Women Living With HIV

Why should the involvement of women living with HIV be a priority for the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to be held in Washington, D.C., this July? What are some ways that women with HIV who attend the conference can participate... Read more »