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Can you tell me what is the use of hiv medications?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
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 lifestyle and takes a multiple drug regimen of antiviral medications, then he/she may live for many decades. Medications allow a "near normal" and high quality life for much more time than would be otherwise expected. Meds must be taken as prescribed.

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How could I tell if I have hiv?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Testing: If you have been involved high risk behaviors or have concerns about seroconversion - please seek HIV testing.

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