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How Many Years A Person Can Live With Hiv
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
It depends...: The cause of liver cirrhosis has a lot to do with the answer to your question. Patients may live for many years with proper treatment and monitoring. However, there are fulminant forms of cirrhosis for which life expectancy without a transplant is weeks, months at best. Proper diagnosis and evaluation will chart the course for both treatment and prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long life to you!: With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat. Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clarify exact diagno: The word "Lymph" is confusing if you are speaking about Leukemia, of which there are 2 types. Acute Lymphoid leukemia(ALL) is probably whht you are asking about. But there is also a chronic Lymphatic Leukemia(CLL), which is commonly seen in older people(> 50 years of age). So ask your Doctor if the diagnosis is ALL or CLL? Then we can give you some ideas about prognosis which is vastly different f ...Read more
Highly variable: Depending on extent, severity & locationGet a more detailed answer ›
How long can a person who has been diagnosis with HIV virus can sustain their health before getting on meds?
It depends: Some patients are cured of this disease. Those patients have small tumors that are surgically removed. There are other types such as a serous cystadenomas which are benign. Neuroendocrine tumors can have a long life span. Unfortunately, mostpancreatic cancers are advanced and have a survival of months. ...Read more
Rheumatic heart dis: Rheumatic ht. Usually involves abnormalities of the mitral and/or aortic valves. Sometimes these valves require replacement because of the damage from the rheumatic condition. Today people can live a long and fairly normal quality life if the problem is diagnosed and followed early before signficant heart damage. ...Read more
How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?
It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failure should be on an ace inhibitor and a beta blocker (i prefer Coreg or toprol). There are other diurectics that can help such as aldactone (spironolactone). After medications, there may be a need for a bi ventricular pacemaker or a implantable defribillator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
2-3 years: Based on the experiences in 1980's.Get a more detailed answer ›
Months to years: This depends on a number of factors, including type of cancer, age at diagnosis, if metastasis is to bone only or to organs, other medical conditions, how well chemotherapy is working, etc. I have patients in my own practice alive more than 5 years with stage 4 cancer, although most do not live quite this long. I recommend a patient to stay active and eat well to maximize chance of longevity. ...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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