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The Longest Anyone Has Lived 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 »

Longest Week!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why is this week so long???? I tested on Monday for my 3 month test, and won't know until Monday....I feel like a year has passed already. I wouldn't wish this hell on my worst enemy. Read more »

LIve and Let LIve by Bradford McIntyre

Posted by bradford
Live and Let Live by Bradford McIntyre

I live in Vancouver, Canada, and I have been living with HIV for going on 19 years and actively involved in many HIV/AIDS issues for the past ten years. I am OUT about my HIV status, locally, nationally... 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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida's AIDS Drug Program Has the Longest Waiting List in the United States

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 »
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

AIDS Patients in Florida Have Longest Wait to Get Assistance for Drug Programs

Health care reform and the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy were two of the topics addressed by Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, in a luncheon address Tuesday to the US Conference on AIDS in Orlando, Fla.... Read more »