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A 20-year-old male asked:

I know39 years old man who just found out he has hiv he got the virus when he was 8 oldhe lived 31 years without medications how long hiv person live?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: If someone has HIV they sometimes can live many years without symptoms. Different people's bodies deal with the virus in different ways. A few people seem to clear it on their own without treatment. In others it lies dormant and later becomes active. Everyone is different.
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