Without Treatment How Long Can You Live With AIDS
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UCLA School of MedicineMy short answer is that you probably can live to be a very old person. Most people newly diagnosed who are taking care of their mental health, not using drugs or abusing alcohol can start antiretroviral therapy and have a dramatic response. This... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineOn average, it takes about 8-10 years after infection to have one's T cells drop below 200, which is the threshold value the governement uses to define AIDS. Some people continue to do well even after their T cells go below 200 and even below... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineWithout treatment it takes about 10 years on average for an HIV+ person to develop full-blown AIDS from the time of infection. Once a person has symptoms of AIDS the majority of patients die within 2 years. However, with treatment people can live... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replieshi. I'm wonderin what the average life expectancy is for someone in the US living with HIV. I know it differs greatly from body to body but any general ideas? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI just got the information that I'm +ve
I probably got the infection in Feb.
I haven't yet done any further test
What will be my life expectancy: 10/15/20 years or longer?
Will I be able to manage the infection (through treatment) without having any... Read more »
Posted by pogi12, 10 RepliesHello,
First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone taking the time to read this and any responses would be much, much appreciated.
I was recently diagnosed HIV positive within the last year. I don't know what my T-cell counts are or my viral... Read more »
Posted by ScotCharlesFrom the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section
CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.
Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »
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