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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but clarify: I am assuming you are referring to one member of the couple having HIV and is on medication. Condom use is never 100% protective in preventing the sp ... Read More
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Just because both partners have HIV doesn't mean it's the same strain. There is a phenomenon called " swarming" where a persons wild type virus is re ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
New HIV info: We now know that HIV positive humans on effective medication are not in any way able to transmit HIV to anyone. They are now proven to be functionally ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Life saving: Usual life expectancy for someone with new HIV infection is 8 to 10 years (without treatment). If a person has a good diet and practices a healthy li ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV medications: By suppressing the viral replication the virus cannot infect new cells nor damage a person's immune cells. Treat early and do not let one's immune sys ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV Treatment : Unfortunately there are now 34 different medications and the costs will vary from state to state. This is a site to answer personal health concerns wi ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: See your specialist. He/she will have specific answers to these questions.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
YES!: When antiviral medications are taken in combinations and as prescribed with strict adherence to the regimens, these drugs can allow patients to live f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Coming soon: In the us, there are some generic HIV drugs available, but generally not the ones we prefer to use. That will be changing in the next few years. High ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Ismailjee
21 years experience Travel Medicine
HIV life expectancy: Patients infected with HIV can live to a normal life-expectancy age (70s-80s) if they continue their HIV meds and regular medical follow-up.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many choices: There is no magic pill out there and it all depends on what symptoms your are trying to treat. A decongestant for a cold or flu is available is many d ... Read More
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