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Whats The Longest You Can Live With Hiv

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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 »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Whats the hardest part of living with a virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Hello all, I was just wondering what the hardest part of living with a virus is? Read more »

Figures? what`s normal?... confused!

Posted by Dreamer76, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,

Hope this message finds you well!! i`m looking for the openion of people who have more experience than myself living with HIV.

I was diagnosed on 20th Mar `09 (with a virus that`s resistant to alot of drugs) and have had 3 blood tests... Read more »

Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »
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RE:LONGEST

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.....

I DON'T KNOW WHAT SITE TO ASK THIS QUESTION. HOW LONG CAN A PERSON WITH HIV LIVES WITH A MEDICAL TREATMENT, AND A PERSON COULD LIVE WITHOUT A MED. TREATMENT. WILL THERE BE A CURE FOR HIV/AIDS IN THE NEXT DECADE?...
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 »

Longest Time

Dear Doctors; What, in your experience, is the longest time you have known a patient to have gone without experiencing drug resistance and/or regimen switching?Regards....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In my clinic some patients have been on continuous successful treatment (no viral rebound) for 15 years. Successful regimens are often changed in an effort to simplify and decrease side effects. KH... Read more »
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