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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 do the symptoms appear of a person after contracting HIV/AIDS?

A large proportion: Of people infected with HIV will experience symptoms of fever, lymph node enlargement, sore throat, skin rash, muscle and joint aches, etc., within 2-4 weeks after exposure/infection. Symptoms often unrecognized as HIV as they are the same as many other common viral illnesses (influenza, etc).Perhaps 30+%, however, do not experience symptoms with initial infection. AIDS occurs usually years later ...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 up til now, it's time to move forward. See an HIV specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is it taking so long to find a cure for AIDS?

Many reasons: There are many technical reasons why it is taking so long to find a cure for AIDS. Vaccines are in development, but HIV hides very well from detection by the immune system. Our current meds can clear HIV from blood, but it hides out in places where the meds can't reach. HIV also damages the immune response so that even if we detect HIV, it cannot clear HIV from the body effectively. ...Read more

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How long can survive without knowing that you have aids?

How long can survive without knowing that you have aids?

Many years: In the days before effective treatment, the average time from infection to an aids diagnosis was 10 years. Some people progressed much faster than that, and some much slower. Everyone should get tested, so that they don't find out they're hiv-infected by getting diagnosed with aids. ...Read more

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How long does a baby with aids live, if born and living in the u.S.?

How long does a baby with aids live, if born and living in the u.S.?

Variable.: Depends on the individual person and the individual sub-strain of the virus. If you google "elite nonprogressors" you will find information about genetic factors that delay or prevent development of aids in hiv-infected individuals. ...Read more

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My cousin has aids and was wondering how long would signs of aids to show up?

My cousin has aids and was wondering how long would signs of aids to show up?

HIV?: Did you mean HIV infection and when would one expect aids to develop? The answer is that it is highly variable and a very very few fortunate ones (infected with hiv) never develop aids at all. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why aids is no longer a terminal illness in the united states?

Because of HAART: Hiv/aids is no longer felt to be a terminal illness if detected early enough and if a person takes highly active antiretroviral therapy, or haart. People with HIV can now live close to a normal lifespan if they take care of themselves and continue haart, which will help to restore their damaged immune system. However, there are still a few people who die from hiv/aids if disease is too advanced. ...Read more

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If aids researchers were provided with infinite funds how long would it take for a cure?

Tough to say!: I would say that while funding is helpful to finding a cure, what we are missing is key piece (s) of understanding of how the virus works and how it hides from our immune system. We need to understand how our own immune system works as well. There is a lot of vaccine research to understand how to stimulate our own immune system to recognize and kill HIV in every infected cell in the body. ...Read more

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How long can you go without knowing that you have aids before the symptoms catch up with you?

6-10 years: On average, and there is much variability, most people will have six to ten years from the time of their initial infection where they are asymptomatic from hiv. ...Read more

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How long will you live if you have aids for 20 years. And don't take your meds for it hardly at all? Female 44yrs old.

How long will you live if you have aids for 20 years. And don't take your meds for it hardly at all? Female 44yrs old.

Impossible: This is not in any way a question that can be answered with any accuracy. I know you have recently discovered this incredible application. But, here is the physician's response to your situation. Your addicted brain is not perceiving reality very well. Your body is very sick. There are all the tools you need to regain health, including from being HIV positive it you would just do as suggested. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Positive (Definition)

Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the ...Read more