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how long can a person live with aids

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: The life span of patients diagnoses with aids is highly variable -- depending upon when they are diagnosed, when they seek care fro example - but can ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Long, with treatment: Today, people with hiv/aids who are placed on appropriate medications and adhere to them can expect to live nearly as long as those without hiv.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Anything is possible, but HIV is not generally transmitted by any means other than transfer of blood or body fluids directly, and not by saliva (which ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: I believe there has been a single case report (over the last 32 years) documenting HIV transmission from kissing, but it involved two people with poor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
About 2ks-3mos.: The antibodies to HIV start to appear 2 weeks after infection, and rarely take longer than 3 months to show up. Antigens, like plasma p24 antigen lev ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
A large proportion: of people infected with HIV will experience symptoms of fever, lymph node enlargement, sore throat, skin rash, muscle and joint aches, etc., within 2- ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
AIDS HOW LONG/HIV IN: It varies from person to person.It can take months to years to apppear.50% of people infected with HIV will develop aids within next 10 years, but it ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
A full mosquito life: That mosquito's life will not be affected. But mosquitoes don't transmit hiv, if that's what you're getting at.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: This could vary. Acute HIV may manifest as a viral syndrome something like infectious mononucleosis.Chronic HIV may go years without manifesting symp ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Screen & confirm: Infection with HIV (aids is advanced manifestation of HIV infection) can be tested by a screening test for antibodies to HIV that takes a few minutes, ... Read More
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