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Longest Period Of Time A Person Is Living 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 »

ONE MORE TIME WINDOW PERIOD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Personally I will test at 6 months (after my 3 months negative Elisa).
I am extremely puzzled with following. The following claim 3 months as conclusive.

New York Stete Department for Health
I rang Aids hotline and STD hotline in Australia they told me... 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 »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 2 Replies
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »
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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 »

LONGEST.....

I DON'T KNOW WHAT SITE TO ASK THIS QUESTION. HOW LONG CAN A PERSON WITH HIV LIVES WITH A MEDICAL TREATMENT, AND A PERSON COULD LIVE WITHOUT A MED. TREATMENT. WILL THERE BE A CURE FOR HIV/AIDS IN THE NEXT DECADE?...
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 »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »

RE:LONGEST

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 »
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