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What Would Life Be Like Living With Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "All Things Considered" Profiles Poet's Life, Work on Living With HIV/AIDS

NPR's "All Things Considered " on Tuesday profiled the life of Tory Dent, who died on Friday at age 47, wrote poetry about her experience of living with HIV/AIDS. Dent was HIV-positive for 17 years, and during that time, she published three volumes... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: Newly Living With HIV, Josh Robbins Is "Still Josh" -- and Still an Advocate

Josh Robbins Josh Robbins was already an HIV advocate in Nashville, Tenn., when he was himself diagnosed with HIV in January 2012. He'd supported local HIV organizations' events as a small-business owner, and was even part of an HIV vaccine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Life Expectancies of People Living With HIV in Virginia, Advancements in HIV Therapy Examined

As part of a sizeable package of stories, the Richmond Times-Dispatch examined how highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has improved the life expectancies of people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the Times-Dispatch , "The shift to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is it really true HIV+ people can live normal life spans? How quickly do they need to be treated?

I will start by admitting my paranoia. I'm terrified to be tested for HIV. I am 30 years old and I have been happily married for 5 years. I have been sexually active since the age 16 and have not always practiced safe sex. Although I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not really a hepatitis question. However, the treatment of HIV now is much like diabetes or hypertension. If treated appropriately, and reasonably early the expectation is that people should live almost normal life spans. If you are worried... Read more »

Working Out With HIV/AIDS and trying to focus on living life

Hi, I was wondering about working out with HIV. I've been pos since probably late 90's and a history of crypto meningitis in 2005. I am also a MC veteran so I have received a lot of counseling. When I was admitted in the hospital my cd4...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Hello and thanks for writing! Your focused work at physical recovery is impressive and the results are clearly evident. As you probably intuitively know, such physical exercise is really good for emotions and mood as well. People just feel better... Read more »

Long term survivors, prospects for living a good life

I've been HIV+ since 1988. Currently, I'm the model of health, have been undetectable for many years and am very compliant with my meds. I take testosterone. I lift weights and have good muscle. I read a couple of disheartening articles...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
People with HIV who respond well to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and achieve undetectable viral load and a CD4 T-cell count above 500 cells/mm3 can have a mortality rate similar to that of HIV negative people, but this is not the case for those with... Read more »

LIVE A FULL LIFE

I honestly believe that anybody diagnosed with HIV,early in life and recently or in the years to come can live a healthy and full life maybe not to a ripe old age of 85 or 90, but i dont think that 65 or 70 would not be out of the question?? What...
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
I agree. My oldest patient is 79!... Read more »
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