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HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
FHello Alan,The clinical course of HIV varies considerably from person to person. Life expectancy with HIV/AIDS depends on many confounding variables, including viral strain, access to and adherence with potent antiretroviral therapy, concurrent... Read more »

Recent HIV+ what can i expect from my treatment?

About a month ago i tested positive, my whole world crumbled and thats why i havent gone back, cause i was depressed and working was the only way to get my mind of it.Im wondering, what possible symptoms can i expect from treatment, ive heard that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'm sorry to hear about your recent test, please know that there are caring and non-judgmental places that you can receive support and medical care. While treatment is recommended for most people living with HIV,... Read more »

Does HIV always turn into Aids (SURVIVAL) (LIFE EXPECTANCY 2008)

Hi Dr Bob,first l would like to say what a great effort you put into the forum, and you are my hero, l am recently Hiv Positive not on meds yet, CD450.... when my cd drops to 350 in the future, and l can take meds well, what are the chances l will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've recently addressed your question. See below. I have nothing new to add.Dr. Bobhow many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)Sep 6, 2008 Hi Bob, l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my... Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a month now). I was tested about 6 months ago and the test result was negative. I was tested 6 months prior to that, and was negative then as well. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I see absolutely no reason to doubt the validity or accuracy of your previous HIV tests. You contracted the virus sometime within the past six months. (I assume you've had some risk exposure?) Your HIV specialist will be able to address your... Read more »
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CD4/230 what symptoms to expect>

Posted by panta
I just got my cd4 count and the only symptom I have is an oral thrush.Before that it was a geographic tongue.I don't know what to expect in time to come though I am on meds now.The problem on the tongue is now a whitish coat usually first thing in... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
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I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of your... Read more »

Irans Breakthrough expected to be announced soon??

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Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »