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Can I live a long life with hiv?

Can I live a long life with hiv?

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 faithfully, it is possible to live a full normal life span. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can you live a long life with hepatitis?

Can you live a long life with hepatitis?

Many do for years...: Having virtually any chronic disease puts you at risk for a shorter life, but some are more severe than others. Hepatitis b/c are treatable and as long as you get appropriate treatment/follow-up, along with avoiding liver-toxic substances such as alcohol/drugs; don't smoke, eat healthy/keep ideal body wt, sleep adequately, and exercises regularly will enhance your life! good luck to you. ...Read more

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How long can a baby with HIV live for?

How long can a baby with HIV live for?

Very long: Properly treated there are HIV infected children now into their 20's+. The hope is that they will remain healthy on medication until cure becomes a reality. ...Read more

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How can I live a normal life with cancer?

How can I live a normal life with cancer?

One Day At A Time: In fairness, there are 100's of different cancers, so it would be unfair to make any broad recommendations. However, many people live completely normal lives after the shock wears off and a year or two pass. Try not to get too far ahead of yourself-- focus on your immediate treatment & try to keep your life as "normal" as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I live a single life with hpv?

How do I live a single life with hpv?

Normally: Hpv is the agent for warts. Having it is not a death sentence. You can go to your physician and have it burned. For females, it also means yearly pap smears to detect if it has led to cervical cancer. If you are concerned about passing it on, barrier protection such as condoms are effective. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with half a lung for?

How long can someone live with half a lung for?

Potentially normal: lifespan. There are many people living with either a lobe removed, or an entire lung removed for various reasons and they have no problems. ...Read more

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How long can I live with a small liver?

How long can I live with a small liver?

The rest of ur life!: This is yet another situation where 'size does not matter'--as long as your liver is functioning properly. If it has been damaged by infection, cirrhosis, tumor, etc., then you will need to discuss specifics with your dr, as humans can survive with 10% functioning liver. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a person live for with lupus?

How long can a person live for with lupus?

Decades: Depending on severity and extent of disease, and how responsive you are to medication the disease can often go into remission. There are people with severe cases as with any other disease, bit treatment is helpful in a very high percent of cases. ...Read more

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Can I still live a full life even with diabetes?

Can I still live a full life even with diabetes?

No Limits on Life: Diabetes may pose challenges in your life but certainly won't dictate what you get out of life. Keep your management relationship with a trusted physician ongoing and nurture advice from other professionals including dieticians, nurses, counselors and fitness experts. Only the limits you self impose will be the ones you have to deal with in this life. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Just help your spouse get restful sleep, reduce the stress in their life and get them to an appropriate physician. ...Read more

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How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

Long time.: Some women can live for quite a while without symptoms. Men generally show up within a week or so of infection as they develop a lot of pain and discharge. ...Read more

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How can I live a good life with aspergers syndrome before symptoms get severe?

How can I live a good life with aspergers syndrome before symptoms get severe?

Life with Aspergers: Live a good life now and in the future. It's not that symptoms get severe. It's about continuing to understand yourself and fill out those parts of your life that are difficult with support and skill building. Self-awareness is the key. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a defibulator?

How long can you live with a defibulator?

A long time: A defibrillator should last about 10 years. Then it will be replaced as the battery runs low. The bigger issue is how the underlying illness is being treated. Some people are fairly healthy except for a rhythm issue, while others are quite i'll. ...Read more

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For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

A few painful days: A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine. A very severe infection starts rapidly that typically leads to a painful death in only a few days. Operation to repair the perforation and clean out the infection as well as antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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Can you live a long life with the chronic hepatitis b virus?

Can you live a long life with the chronic hepatitis b virus?

Chronic active Hep: Chronic active hepatitis b can now be treated. Long term infection can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and to liver cancer. See a hepatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues.If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more

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How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failure should be on an ace inhibitor and a beta blocker (i prefer Coreg or toprol). There are other diurectics that can help such as aldactone (spironolactone). After medications, there may be a need for a bi ventricular pacemaker or a implantable defribillator. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with leukemia?

How long can a person live with leukemia?

The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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How long can a child born with HIV live if they never get treatment....

How long can a child born with HIV live if they never get treatment....

HIV vertical : No one can say exactly how long anyone with any condition will live, but i can assure you that a child born with HIV will longer with treatment than they will without it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more