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how long can a person live with aids

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are imm ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
depends: The ventilator is simply a device used to breath for the patient. How long a pt can live on the ventilator depends on the underlying disease. However, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No limit: If they keep replacing the units when the battery is low it will not limit life expectancy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies with severity: Lupus can vary from mild to severe. How you deal with the disease includes medical treatments, anti-inflammatory supplements such as omega 3 fatty aci ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: That varies with the stage of the dementia, the age, causes of the dementia & the general medical health status.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal life spans: ...Are common with some cancers. Other cancers are quite devastating and might result in death in days. It really depends largely on the type of cance ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
As anyone else: With today's treatment, for common hemophilia life is near-normal and we can think that life expectancy is as well.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Long time.: Some women can live for quite a while without symptoms. Men generally show up within a week or so of infection as they develop a lot of pain and disc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
A few painful days: A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine. A very severe infection s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: On the stage at diagnosis and what treatment has been received as wellas comorbid conditions. Early diagnosis is key to survival.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not sure.: It really depends on what type of brain cancer it is (glioblastoma, low-grade glioma, or spread of some other type of cancer to the brain). Without k ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
15 years experience Neurology
Hepatic enceph: Treatment of the cause of hepatic encephlopathy and symptomatic managemenr of the encephalopathy will help. Please call your hepatologist for specific ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
It depends: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure and the need for temporary or permanent dialysis (and/or transplant) other important factors inclu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Well...: My oldest so far was 101. A pacemaker lasts 8-12 years or so on average before the battery (generator) has to be changed, if that's instead what you'r ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Options: If this is from alcohol, if you quit you may have a normal life ahead of you as the scarring can partially reverse. If this is a hepatitis that can be ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Pulm edema: Somewhat of a difficult question. Pulmonary edema is a serious manifestation of heart failure or of serious lung injury that isn't cardiac related. Li ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Which type of hepatitis? If it is viral, then you must determine whether it is b or c as chronic forms of hepatitis. Both are now treatable and to s ... Read More
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