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What Is The Average Life Span Of Someone Hiv Positive

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hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... Read more »

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Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The information that "the average time to test accurately for hiv antibodies is 25 days" is grossly outdated. So, let us not go into lengthy definition about the meaning of average. Most doctors, lab technicians and experts say that by 4 weeks, most... Read more »

Average for positve test 10-14 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As you all can see the average for positive test is 10-14 days before they said 21 or 25 days. Info from John Hopkins medical management of HIV 2001.

The window period: The time delay from infection to positive EIA averages 10 to 14 days with newer... Read more »

Testing "average"

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 3 Replies
I was just wondering, if the "average" person test + at 25 days, and ARS usually occurs between 2-4 weeks from exposure -- then some of those people could be experiencing ARS "while" testing positive?

Also, on some "common symptoms listings of ARS... Read more »
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average life span

Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no "average life span" since some patients never develop disease, some progress very slowly, and others progress rapidly. So frankly, it only matters what your individual disease progression is.In cases like yours, where you are... Read more »

Average life span

I presented with fatigue constant thrush skin rash and a viral load of 500,00 and a cd4 of 34. In 5 weeks my vl was 350 and my cd4 was 290. I smoke but am not chemicaly dependent on drugs or alcohal. generally what would be an average life span....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Assuming your improvement in those numbers is the result of HIV treatment, you are no longer in the AIDS category. You also don't indicate your age or whether you have any other active medical problems. It is always difficult to predict... Read more »

Life Span Of PWA

Hi:I have been HIV+ and fairly healthy for 12 years. I've had my T-cells drop below 200 for a time, so technically I have AIDS. However, my partner of 8 years passed away from AIDS a year and a half ago. He had been positive exactly 8 years...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Effective HIV therapy has only been available for around 9-10 years so predicting the future for 10-30+ years based on hard data is not possible. For patients starting effective HIV treatment who suppress their HIV levels to < 50 copies/ml... Read more »


Hey Dr.McGovern, I read that the average age at which someone with Hep C dies at is between 46-54..when will I die? I just got infected at 22, I am now 23. I don't drink or do drugs, I work out and stay healthy. I have genotype 1a, the one that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think the content you read is misleading.1. Not everyone with HCV virus in their blood even develops liver disease. So just because you are infected doesn't mean that the virus is causing liver damage. You need a liver biopsy to determine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kansas City Star Examines Increasing Life Spans of HIV-Positive U.S. Residents

The Kansas City Star on Monday examined HIV-positive U.S. residents' increasing average life spans, which "def[y] the virus' early image as a quick death sentence" but often "[w]ea[r] out the sympathy and patience of friends as health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africans on HIV Drugs Can Expect Normal Life Span -- Study

Ugandans with HIV/AIDS who receive antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can hope to have a near-normal life expectancy, according to research announced Monday at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Reduces Zambians' Life Span

Zambians' average life expectancy has drastically fallen from 43 years in 1996 to 37 years today due to the high incidence of disease, particularly HIV/AIDS, according to a UN report. The incidence of TB has jumped from 100 cases per 100,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Average Lifespan in Swaziland Plummets to 27 Years

According to a survey released by US Ambassador to Swaziland Gregory Lee-Johnson, the AIDS epidemic will cut life expectancy in the kingdom to 27 years by 2010 unless its government launches a radical campaign against the epidemic. Life expectancy... Read more »