What Is The Average Lifespan After Hiv Infection?
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HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies SuggestVoluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know!HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillYou raise many important points. It will be difficult to answer all of your excellent questions in detail as the text of such an answer would be the basis of a nice book reviewing much of what is known about HIV infection.As far as the article I... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineI am not aware of any data on the "average lifespan" of a patient with hepatitis B. That is probably because HBV does not necessarily cause liver disease in every person infected. There are factors though that can accelerate disease... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThis is a hard question to answer. Some CD4 cells only survive a few days and some potentially months to years, as CD4 cells are not uniform in nature and represent a family of subtypes. HIV infection in the absence of treatment will accelerate the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI've read that the average time for seroconversion is 25 days after infection. If you recall from school, to get an average you add up all the scores and then divide by the number of scores. Well we know that there are some people who take longer... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThe information that "the average time to test accurately for hiv antibodies is 25 days" is grossly outdated.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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAs 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 »
Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 3 RepliesI 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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