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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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

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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

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I was HIV negative after 6 weeks exposer .. what are the chances of it turning positive? if I am hiv positive will I be able to live a long life?

I was HIV negative after 6 weeks exposer .. what are the chances of it turning positive? if I am hiv positive will I be able to live a long life?

Repeat after 12 wks: Of exposure, most probably it will be negative still, please be careful, practice safe sex if you are sexually active, abstinence or monogamous relationship is the best, even you are infected, God forbids, treatment to control the virus is available and you would live long, take care ...Read more

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Is it easy to tranmite HIV virus if i am 0.0 not dedectable and how long life quality do i have with HIV i am 26 yrs old male and been under art .

Is it easy to tranmite HIV virus if i am 0.0 not dedectable and how long life quality do i have with HIV i am 26 yrs old male and been under art .

Safe sex needed: Undetectable virus does not necessarily mean zero virus in your body, so exposing anyone to your blood or semen should be avoided. We can not predict how much quality time anyone has to live. Keeping viral load at non detectable levels gives the best chance for a life free from complications of HIV infection ...Read more

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Would 5 days afet unsafe sex be enough to do HIV RNA test?I feel if i wait longer stress going to kill me i can't do my work i can't live normal life

Would 5 days afet unsafe sex be enough to do HIV RNA test?I feel if i wait longer stress going to kill me i can't do my work i can't live normal life

You are a human: Nature cannot possibly be changed because of your anxiety. The HIV RNA test is a miracle. But five days is not in any way long enough to be accurate for testing. Nature cannot be changed. You must wait sixteen more days. Sorry. Suicide is also not in any way an option in this setting. Hiv is not in any way guaranteed. Hiv infection occurs 1 out of 100 times after exposure to a positive person. ...Read more

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I am HIV +25 yrsold I am on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) stocrin 1 year I am non dedected now and my cd4cd8 is total 2329 is it oky ? Am i safe going to live longer life

I am HIV +25 yrsold I am on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) stocrin 1 year I am non dedected now and my cd4cd8 is total 2329 is it oky ? Am i safe going to live longer life

Yes -but ...: Knowing your absolute cd 4 count would help. By taking your truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and Efavirenz daily, having an undetectable viral load, practicing safe sex, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes regularly scheduled visits to your HIV specialist, there is no reason why you should not live a longer life. ...Read more

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How long does HIV live on air?

How long does HIV live on air?

HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would be no. Hiv is strictly body fluid related infection including sexual intercourse , contaminated blood and blood product transfusion , skin or blood vessels pricked by sharp object that contain contaminated ( hiv) containing body fluid ...Read more

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How long can HIV go undetected?

A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yourself at risk the best advice I have is to get tested. ...Read more

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How long does HIV symptoms last?

HIV: Symptoms of acute HIV disease, when they occur, are highly variable in duration and there is no way to predict in individual patients how long they are going to last. ...Read more

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How long could HIV symptoms occur?

How long could HIV symptoms occur?

Complicated answer: The question you asked is a difficult one. Only about 30% of people at initial infection will experience any kind of symptomatology such as night sweats lymph node swelling or diarrhea. In general terms it's believed to take anywhere from 5 to 10 years to effectively dismantle the immune system enough to start getting what we referred to as opportunistic and life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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How long can HIV live on surfaces?

Varies: Hiv can stay alive in wet body fluids in-vitro for a number of hour, like a day or so. Please consult cdc for more precise information. ...Read more

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How long the symptoms last of hiv?

How long the symptoms last of hiv?

HIV: Symptoms of acute onset HIV infection may last 6 to 12 weeks, but this is quite variable from individual to individual. ...Read more

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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 long does early HIV sympthoms last?

HIV infection: Most people who get HIV do not have any 'early symptoms'. Some people get the worst 'flu' of their lives. The bigger story here is that if anyone has a high risk exposure there is a way to prevent infection. But, one must act within 72 hours of the exposure for this miracle to work. I would be more interested to know you symptoms and why you think it may be hiv. ...Read more

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How long does HIV remains on a surface?

HIV: This virus does not tolerate drying, heat, cold, or any noxious substances very well and dies quickly. If the surface has moist cell containing fluids on it they may survive until complete drying and death of the cells takes place. It is very rare that HIV is transmitted through inanimate objects, unless they are contaminated with moist body fluids containing the virus. ...Read more

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How long does someone with HIV live for?

How long does someone with HIV live for?

Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sure to know your HIV status since there are effective treatments. (http://www.Retroconference.Org/2012b/abstracts/44961.Htm ; http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140673608611137/abstract). ...Read more

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How long do the early symptoms of HIV last?

Variable: Not all HIV infected individuals have early symptoms. These symptoms are like a flu and may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/hiv-in-your-body/stages-of-hiv/. ...Read more

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Could you explain how to live long with hiv?

Could you explain how to live long with hiv?

Take your meds: I care for more than 200 HIV infected individuals who are living normal lives and seem to be having a normal life span because they have stopped high risk behavior and faithfully take their antiviral medications. ...Read more

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How long can you live without HIV medication?

Depends: Untreated HIV usually takes about ten years from the time of infection to full blown aids and death, but there are many variations on this timeline depending on the type of virus, immune response and genetics of the patient. ...Read more

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How long can you live after an HIV diagnosis?

How long can you live after an HIV diagnosis?

A normal life: The name of the game is getting diagnosed early...And by early i mean before your cd4 cell count gets anywhere near the 200 mark. The best way to manage the disease is to keep a strong immune system. The data now shows with appropriate treatment the lifespan of an HIV infected individual is a mere few years shoerter than if never HIV infected. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HIV to be detected?

How long does it take for HIV to be detected?

HIV window period : Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in the first 3 months. Rarely, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibody. If there's concern about acute hiv, a test that measures HIV RNA viral load can be done. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is estimated 9–11 days. Talk with md. ...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