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How long can a person that is taking meds survive with hiv?

How long can a person that is taking meds survive with hiv?

Long life: People with HIV can presumably live a normal life span if they take medications faithfully, with the appropriate suppression in viral load and increase in t cell count. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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If a person has HIV how long Will it take to get notice it or how long Will it take to start seen symptoms?

Misinformed?: One can live for years without symptoms of an HIV infection. But twelve weeks after an exposure open can be satisfied with their test result. HIV does not hide. ...Read more

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What happens if a type 1 diabetic has HIV then how long will that person be alive?

What happens if a type 1 diabetic has HIV then how long will that person be alive?

Natural Life: There is no reason to believe that anyone in America today on good HIV treatment will have anything but their normal length of natural life. The latest longevity study puts the length of life on treatment at 54 years. If you do not have a good HIV expert here is a way to find one where you live: http://www.aahivm.org. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person to become a threat after RECENTLY exposed to HIV,time taken to infect others after exposed to HIV ?

How long does it take for a person to become a threat after RECENTLY exposed to HIV,time taken to infect others after exposed to HIV

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Less than 72 hrs: The virus needs few hrs to few days to multiply and reach infectious level. To assume the worse, as soon as you are exposed to the virus (meaning it has entered your blood), you must refrain from activities that can expose others and seek medical attention (drugs that can help eliminate the virus before it takes hold). Certainly, you should not wait more than 72 hrs. ...Read more

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How long does it take hiv-aids to affect a person's body?

How long does it take hiv-aids to affect a person's body?

About 2ks-3mos.: The antibodies to HIV start to appear 2 weeks after infection, and rarely take longer than 3 months to show up. Antigens, like plasma p24 antigen levels start to rise before the antibodires. ...Read more

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How long does it take hiv-aids to appear as symptoms in a person's body?

AIDS HOW LONG/HIV IN: It varies from person to person.It can take months to years to apppear.50% of people infected with HIV will develop aids within next 10 years, but it is very variable these days once there is positive HIV test, there are suppressive antibiotics can be prescribed to prevent onset of full blown aids fda has just approved a drug(truvada) to prevent aids in sex partners of HIV patients. ...Read more

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How long can you sleep with an ?Hiv positive person and stil be negative?

How long can you sleep with an ?Hiv positive person and stil be negative?

Forever: Unless you are doing more than sleeping. If this is a way of avoiding the term sex, then you could become infected at any time. ...Read more

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How long could HIV virus remain active in a person's body without manifesting itself?

Depends on person: Hiv can be clinically "latent" (present but causing no symptoms) for periods of months to years with some people being infected for up to 8 to 10 years without serious symptoms. This period of time is unique to every person and depends upon other factors such as other illnesses, nutrition, baseline health, age, etc... People with "dormant" disease are still potentially infectious to others. ...Read more

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HIV remain infectious outside the body? For how long? Contact with the urine of a soropositive person in a wound it's a risk?

HIV remain infectious outside the body? For how long? Contact with the urine of a soropositive person in a wound it's a risk?

Wrong question: Nobody ever catches HIV by exposure to infected blood or body fluids in the environment. Whether or how long the survives, or other biological reasons, don't matter. No risk and so no worries. (And by the way, urine never transmits HIV.) If you only have safe sex and don't share drug injection equipment, you will never catch HIV. Don't worry about other possibilities. ...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