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How long can someone live with HIV

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sur ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The answer depends.... If you are talking about symptoms of acute hiv, these may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. However, ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Nobody knows: There is no "typical" life expectancy for HIV (or anything else, for that matter). Magic johnson has been HIV positive for over 20 years, and he seem ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
HIV infection: The current outlook for HIV infection is excellent. If one gets diagnosed promptly, follows the doctor's advice, and takes the recommended medications ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
A long time, usually: Nowadays, most people diagnosed with HIV can live probably as long as anyone else without HIV if they are adherent to HIV medications. However, it doe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Longer...: It seems that new advances are made in the field of HIV treatments every day. If you, or someone you know has been told this you should be discussing ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very variable: Many people do not have any symptoms of acute HIV infections. The type of symptoms and duration is also very variable. If you have any doubt, get an H ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not likely:zero risk: It is fully unlikely. There is ZERO risk here. HIV, unlike some other viruses, does not survive on inanimate objects and is not transmitted in this ma ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience Internal Medicine
A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
HIV infection: The current outlook for HIV infection is excellent. If one gets diagnosed promptly, follows the doctor's advice, and takes the recommended medications ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Symptoms of acute HIV disease, when they occur, are highly variable in duration and there is no way to predict in individual patients how long they ar ... Read More

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