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How long can you live with hiv without treatment

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Several ways: Treatment is advancing by medical regimens becoming simpler to take ( thus better patient adherence), more potent in nature ( penetrating to deeper ti... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Check with doctor: And if you can't afford one, perhaps the World Health Organization or Doctors without border can assist you
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Local health system: Dont know of circumstances in your country.Generally,there should be government clinics running a programme.If this is not the case(unlikely as you re... Read More
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Treat ASAP: The rapidly evolving treatment options are getting better all the time. Please find an infectious disease dr to follow you soon.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ask your doc...: Treatment for HIV is a complex process and requires significant training/education from docs, often infectious disease doc do this, and dedication fro... Read More
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Local health system: Dont know of circumstances in your country.Generally,there should be government clinics running a programme.If this is not the case,a private practiti... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
HIV: Yes, there is pharmacological treatment for hiv. Usually a combination of protease inhibitors and other antiretrovirals, it is an aggressive treatmen... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Not on the Internet: There are way too many variables here for any one of us, expert or not, to just tell you what to take to treat any infection, especially when it comes... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
As soon as diagnosed: I think you're the same person who previously asked a question about a 10 year old HIV infection with good HIV viral load and CD4 count despite no tre... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes, but...: ...'dormant" just means no symptoms and no apparent disease. It has nothing to do with HIV blood test results. All HIV infections, dormant or not, giv... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
I am not sure what you mean by "superinfected" Without treatment, we can usually predict the prognosis based on the CD4 count.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Sooner or later, the HIV infection will become symptomatic and the person will need to be treated or they will die of it. A latent period of 15 years ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
No.: Not all people in the U.S. (and certainly not all people in the world) who are diagnosed with HIV receive therapy. Some people opt for close observat... Read More

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