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Doctor insights on: Aids Life Expectancy Without Treatment

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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What is the average life expectancy of a person with fullblown aids?

What is the average life expectancy of a person with fullblown aids?

Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications, which can extend life. Many of my patients who have had full-blown aids are still living 20+ years, but some have also died soon after diagnosis. It ultimately depends on one's immune system and how quickly they can recover before getting sick. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone who has aids?

What is the life expectancy for someone who has aids?

Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong medications exist that can effectively treat HIV so that it does not progress into aids. The medications also can often restore normal immune function to someone who has aids. So, if you have HIV or aids, see a doctor who is an HIV specialist. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?

Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?

Strongly advise: You contact alzheimer's foundation, or "the judy fund in palm springs california. They up to date on all the questions you have! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any medicine or treatment for aids?

Can you tell me is there any medicine or treatment for aids?

Yes.: There are many drugs available for treatment of hiv/aids. These medications are commonly prescribed in combinations of two or three at a time. When taken in combinations, these drugs can prolong life by decades. These medications are known as haart (highly active antiretroviral therapy). The drugs are expensive and some can cause side effects. See a doc who specializes in hiv/aids if you can. ...Read more

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How does a person get treatment if they have aids?

How does a person get treatment if they have aids?

Find HIV Specialist: There are many choices in medications to treat hiv, namely highly active antiretroviral mecications (haart) or antiretroviral medicine (arv). This area of medicine rapidly develops and your best care will be obtained by seeking care of an HIV specialist. You can find an aahivm credentialed provider by searching here: http://aahivm. Org. ...Read more

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How long you live without medication or treatment when you have aids?

How long you live without medication or treatment when you have aids?

About 8 to 10 years.: A typical survival time for a person with HIV (from diagnosis to death) in the pre-medication era was 8 to 10 years. Now that there are multiple good medications that can be used in combinations (highly active antiretroviral therapy / haart), persons with HIV and even with aids can live for several decades with good care and healthy lifestyle choices. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What are the latest methods for aids treatment? Thanks in advance.

Complicated: There are multiple different drugs in different classes of drugs directed at pathways in the virus infecting cells, from attachment and penetration into cells to disruption of the production of new virus within the cells. The drugs are used in a combination of multiples depending upon the sensitivity of the virus and your response to treatment as measured by viral load and counts of immune cells. ...Read more

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How much can human lives in aids without treat and with treatment? What's is condition when aids and hodgkin disease mix?

How much can human lives in aids without treat and with treatment? What's is condition when aids and hodgkin disease mix?

Big Questions: These are huge questions that are not easily answered in this forum. No doctor in the entire world would let a patient go untreated if they have HIV infection. Hodgkins lymphoma and non-hodglins lymphoma are seen in untreated HIV infected individuals at rates greater than seen in the rest of the human population. Both of these problems are now easily treated and no one should die from either. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aids dementia?

What is the treatment for aids dementia?

Prevntion of alzeime: You can start eating right, exercising regularly, staying mentally and socially active and keeping stress in check. Learning new things all the time like new language, new subjects, dancing, singing and doing any activity to keep your brain challenged and active. Vascular is little different and mailnly keep you r bp, cholesterol and glucose under control and don't smoke and stay away frm street drugs. ...Read more

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For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with Marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

Hoarseness: The larynx has two components, extrinsic and intrinsic. When latter is involved the cords contain the lesion and hoarseness is the major symptom. Extrinsic lesions of the box are more complex since invasion into cartilage can minimize response to RT chemo and require partial if not total laryngectomy. Smoking is a major factor. If lesion superficial it can be cured to high extent with RT/chemo ...Read more

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What is a reasonable life expectancy if stage 11b breast cancer in a gererally healthy woman receives no treatments?

What is a reasonable life expectancy if stage 11b breast cancer in a gererally healthy woman receives no treatments?

Breast Cancer: This is a question that needs to be asked of your oncologist and your personal physicians. I'm not sure why you or the person with this cancer does not want treatment, I hope this is reconsidered. My grandmother had this horrible disease, she lived another 25 years with treatment, how much life she would have missed including knowing all my kids, I still miss her. ...Read more

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Terminal pan can. No more treatments/ chemo. Sent home with a home care nurse. Biliary drainage tube from tumor blocking bile duct. Life expectancy?

Terminal pan can. No more treatments/ chemo. Sent home with a home care nurse. Biliary drainage tube from tumor blocking bile duct. Life expectancy?

Limited: Make sure that your oncology team has lots of experience with treating pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and that they have access to clinical trials. Across the board, the life expectancy for terminal pancreatic cancer is limited, in the months range. But for appropriate candidates, there are clinical trials that might be worth considering. Best wishes, and try to keep your chin up! ...Read more

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Life expectancy for someone with smallcell lung cancer taking gene therapy drugs?

Life expectancy for someone with smallcell lung cancer taking gene therapy drugs?

Gene therapy: It is still considered experimental for small cell. Life expectancy depends upon the stage of sclc whether limited or extensive. In most patients it is a fatal disease. ...Read more