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How long can a person live after diagnosis of aids?

How long can a person live after diagnosis of aids?

Varies: The life span of patients diagnoses with aids is highly variable -- depending upon when they are diagnosed, when they seek care fro example - but can be decades. ...Read more

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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How long can a person live once they have aids?

How long can a person live once they have aids?

Long, with treatment: Today, people with hiv/aids who are placed on appropriate medications and adhere to them can expect to live nearly as long as those without hiv. ...Read more

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If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito? How long will it live?

If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito?  How long will it live?

A full mosquito life: That mosquito's life will not be affected. But mosquitoes don't transmit hiv, if that's what you're getting at. ...Read more

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Could long kiss leads to aids if done to multiple relation person as per i read in newspaper saying its foud recenlty and its in testing process?

No: I believe there has been a single case report (over the last 32 years) documenting HIV transmission from kissing, but it involved two people with poor dentition, gingivitis, and bleeding gums. Not something anyone should spend too much time worrying about. In fact, i don't even like thinking about it, after reading the case report! ...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?

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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Normally, how long would the hiv/ aids virus live in the body once a person passes away?

Normally, how long would the hiv/ aids virus live in the body once a person passes away?

Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done as quicly as possible for that reason. I would suspect the success of such a culture more than 24 hours after death would be low. ...Read more

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Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?

Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?

See below: This could vary. Acute HIV may manifest as a viral syndrome something like infectious mononucleosis.Chronic HIV may go years without manifesting symptoms. It can depend on your viral load and cd4 count. ...Read more

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How long to wait before u can get test results for aids?

Screen & confirm: Infection with HIV (aids is advanced manifestation of HIV infection) can be tested by a screening test for antibodies to HIV that takes a few minutes, if the screening test is positive a confirmatory test is needed that may take a day or so. ...Read more

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How long can you have h I v without taking meds before it becomes AIDS?

How long can you have h I v without taking meds before it becomes AIDS?

Don't wait!: You're asking a meaningless question. Experts no longer distinguish between having HIV versus AIDS. It's all HIV/AIDS, with "AIDS" the end stage. Nobody should wait for advanced infection (AIDS) to start treatment. Everyone with HIV must be treated, otherwise they will die sooner than necessary. If you have delayed Rx, it's time to move forward. See an HIV specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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