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How long can you live without HIV medication?

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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How long can you live with lupus?

How long can you live with lupus?

It depends: Lupus treatment has improved over the past two decades. Most patients are living longer. Some have a severe life threatening form of lupus that can have a shorter life expectancy. This is the case if lupus causes organ damage such as the kidneys or brain. Some of the medications, especially prednisone, can also cause damage. Patients die from lupus itself, infections, and heart attacks/strokes. ...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 can you live with hepatitis c?

How long can you live with hepatitis c?

Varies: Depends upon multiple factors, but this is treatable. Many cases of hep c can be resolved with modern combination therapy. Go see a hepatologist or id doctor who deals in this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long someone infected with HIV in 2013 will live?

Can you tell me how long someone infected with HIV in 2013 will live?

Long with treatment: Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy. Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful. ...Read more

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How long can you live with leukemia without treatment?

How long can you live with leukemia without treatment?

Depends.: There are several types of leukemia, some are much more aggressive than others. Treatment for many types is great these days, so why not try treatment? If you know more about the kind you have, and your concerns, we can give a more specific answer. ...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 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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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 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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How long can you live with Tay-Sachs disease?

How long can you live with Tay-Sachs disease?

Depends on age: This is a rare genetic condition that has several different presentations. Infants who begin with symptoms early in life often do have a shortened lifespan. Adult onset is not considered as lethal. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease http://taysachsdisease16.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-is-life-expectancy-of-someone-with.html ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long can you live with Lyme disease with medication?

Can you tell me how long can you live with Lyme disease with medication?

Depends if you mean: Acute lyme, progressive lyme that has reached the central nervous system, or the oft talked about "chronic lyme". Acute lyme, it is recommended to get on antibiotics to prevent central lyme/encephalitis, where meds are necessary. You can live with chronic lyme without medication. ...Read more

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How long can you live with treated cancer?

How long can you live with treated cancer?

Depends on stage: Deoending on stage and tumor type, if a primary is resected and no mets present one can be cured. If a pancreatectomy is performed and no nodal disease present the survival is no better than 10% at 2 years. If a breast cancer is resected with bone mets, when treated one can survive more than 5 years. In general lymphomas have a cure rate near 90%.with anti CD20 drugs ...Read more

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Anyone know how long the HIV virus can live in semen?

Anyone know how long the HIV virus can live in semen?

Varies: It depends upon physical factors like how rapidly the semen dries, the temperature, where the semen is deposited, etc. This virus seldom survives long outside of the body unless it has a cell carrier. Semen can provide that as long as it remains wet. ...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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How long can you live with COPD after diagnosed?

How long can you live with COPD after diagnosed?

A long time: Although it depends a little on how severe the COPD is, for the most part, you can live a very long time with copd. I have patients with COPD getting treatment who live a very long time, and they have good, healthy, happy lives. If you get diagnosed with copd, see a doctor and get treated. You can really have a productive life despite the disease. ...Read more

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Can you infected with aids by kissing. How long after sexual contact can I be tested? Thank you

No: No, it is very unlikely to get infected with HIV (which causes aids) by kissing (assuming closed mouth kissing). Open mouth kissing may place you at higher risk if the hiv-infected person has an open bleeding sore that you come in contact with. However, this is very unlikely. Regarding getting HIV tested after sexual contact, it depends on your perceived risk of the person. I recommend 3-6 mos. ...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


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