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How Long Can You Live With Hiv Without Treatment
2-3 years: Based on the experiences in 1980's.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
People living longer and longer without getting aidss. Please tell me if treatment for hiv/aids advancing?
Several ways: Treatment is advancing by medical regimens becoming simpler to take ( thus better patient adherence), more potent in nature ( penetrating to deeper tissue stores) and new mechanisms of action to combat potential development of resistance. ...Read more
I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul
Hi Doc, I'm healthy individual (HIV- and no diseases), but my RPR&FTA have just come back reactive with titre 1:64. What treatments, how long to cure?
Penicillin treatment: You have tested positive for Syphilis. The treatment for this is injections of penicillin. The number of doses depends on how long ago you were infected, and which organs are affected. You should see your doctor as soon as possible to start treatment. You can expect improvement in symptoms within days to a couple weeks at the longest as long as you do not have nervous system involvement. ...Read more
Ask your doc...: Treatment for HIV is a complex process and requires significant training/education from docs, often infectious disease doc do this, and dedication from you as a patient. Depending on the genotype of your hiv, your overall health status, use of other medications etc...Which all play a role in what medication will provide benefit with least risk to you. Please consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV Medicines: There are lots of medications you can take to treat HIV and new ones are being discovered each year. The medications treat hiv, they don't cure it, but they are highly effective in keeping your immune system strong and letting you lead a normal life. While years ago people used to take lots of pills to treat hiv, there are many new options (even one pill once a day). See a HIV specialist! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard question: YOu should seek the advice of HIV specialist. The antivirals are the best treatment but very expensive. HAPIS is hIV AIDS intervention system. The treatment best used is the combintation of retrovirals. I hope you are able to get these. Please use protected sex at this point to prevent further spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As soon as diagnosed: I think you're the same person who previously asked a question about a 10 year old HIV infection with good HIV viral load and CD4 count despite no treatment. Please re-read that reply. Most people should be immediately started on anti-HIV treatment as soon as HIV is diagnosed. But your situation requires personal attention by an expert. You'll never get a clear answer on this forum. ...Read more
No.: Not all people in the U.S. (and certainly not all people in the world) who are diagnosed with HIV receive therapy. Some people opt for close observation. There is literature to suggest that starting mutiple drug therapy earlier in the course of the disease helps to preserve the immune system, but some people do not tolerate certain drugs well and may want to wait for a period of time. ...Read more
I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?
How many days wil live a HIV + persn aftr taking art treatment ?
My dctr said that appx.20 years aftr that he will die.
Is this true ?
Pls tell me....
No: I am no expert on HIV but the treatments available now are so much better than the 80's and 90's when i was in medical school and residency. There is no telling what will be available in the future. Plus look at magic johnson. 21 yrs since he announced his infection. Just bought part of los angeles dodgers and still going strong. ...Read more
Easier said: Hiv infects deeply into our bodies. Lymph node stores in out gut is thought to be the main reservoir. Other stores are central nervous system for example. One of the limitations of the meds is we can't get it to potent enough levels in the reservoirs. I'm oversimplifying because there a dozen more biochemical reasons as well but this example suites the argument. ...Read more
HAART: Currently treatment for HIV consists of highly active antiretroviral therapy or haart. This means taking a combination of medications that act at different sites of the virus' replication cycle. Why? We know that using only one agent leads to resistance because the virus is so robust at replicating. We pick the treatment based on the persons resistance pattern ; how they tolerate the medication. ...Read more
A big difference: Treatment for those with HIV can make a huge difference. Although we do not yet have a cure, we can now keep people much healthier and safe from a variety of serious infections that can lead to death. The current treatment for HIV involves a 'cocktail' of at least 3 medications and has been shown to extend people's lives almost to the extent of people without HIV and has been a lifesaver for many. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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