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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 »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »

I am a 15 year HIV positive survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a 15-year HIV positive long-term asymptomatic survivor. I
have been vvery fortunate with my meds... I have never had a drug
reaction from anything I have taken to control the replication of
my virus. I have had an undetectable viral load since... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
From KaiserNet

January 8, 2008

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »
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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 »

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.....

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 »

What about survivor's guilt: long term AIDS survivors

Is there any research or information available about survivor's guilt; thosewith HIV or AIDS who become long term survivors? Especially in light of thenew medication therapies and idea of AIDS shifting from terminal to chronic....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dr. Walt Odets has written extensively about survivor guilt of HIV negativemen in his book Life in the Shadows: Being HIV-Negative in the Age of AIDS(1994). A little has been written about the survivor guilt of people who arelong term survivors and... Read more »
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Advocates are pressing Florida lawmakers to secure additional funding for the state AIDS Drug Assistance Program. As of Feb. 23, Florida's ADAP had 1,085 people on its waiting list, the most for any state ADAP in the nation, according to the... Read more »
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Georgia's AIDS Drug Waiting List Second Longest

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