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Hiv just diagnosed in family member/ need answers, life expectancy, etc?

Hiv just diagnosed in family member/ need answers, life expectancy, etc?

Book suggestion: That's too much to discuss in the limited space available here. At the risk of pushing my own book, i'd suggest you read "100 questions and answers about HIV and aids, " which is written for exactly this situation. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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What is the life expectancy of someone who is born with hiv?

What is the life expectancy of someone who is born with hiv?

Babies and HIV: I am very curious about your ongoing questions around this issue. In todays world, even in the far flung villages in africa and other places babies rarely get HIV anymore. Managing infection in pregnant mothers as well as preventing infection during and after the birth is the standard of care. Babies do not need to be born with HIV anymore. ...Read more

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If the life expectancy of a child born with HIV is 3 years, then why is it the people catch HIV as an adult? How did it progress to adults having it?

Depends where u live: In developed countries like the usa medical science has developed new drugs to keep an HIV patient alive for a very long time. That medication is quite expensive ; if you live in a third world country this kind of therapy is not readily available. You also have to have an educated public because the regimen in taking the medication is very important. ...Read more

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Are t helpers that are found in blood a sign u have are been exposed to hiv are does this test means something about life expectancy???

Are t helpers that are found in blood a sign u have are been exposed to hiv are does this test means something about life expectancy???

Meaningless test: T cells should not be tested unless HIV has already been diagnosed. If only exposed, the CD4 (T helper) count means nothing. IF possibly exposed, have an HIV test and rely on that result. No other blood tests matter. If you are suspected to have some other kind of immune deficiency, it's too complex for this forum. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a child born with hiv/aids without any treatment?

What is the life expectancy of a child born with hiv/aids without any treatment?

Impossible: There are too many variables. And, now no one would do this experiment to get such an answer. I know of no health professional that would stand by and let a child die. The parents would, in my opinion, lose parental rights if they refused treatment for their child in this scenario. ...Read more

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Could i change my life expectancy?

Could i change my life expectancy?

Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more

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Liscencephaly average life expectancy?

Liscencephaly average life expectancy?

Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death.Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a person?

What is the average life expectancy of a person?

78-ish...but: The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic. You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...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