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How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

Near normal life: HIV infected persons who respond to treatment and are compliant with treatment have near normal life span. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 many years you can live with cirrhosis?

How many years you can live with cirrhosis?

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 more

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How long can a person live for with lupus?

How long can a person live for with lupus?

Decades: Depending on severity and extent of disease, and how responsive you are to medication the disease can often go into remission. There are people with severe cases as with any other disease, bit treatment is helpful in a very high percent of cases. ...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 particular person live with cancer?

How long can a particular person live with cancer?

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 more

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Can a person living with HIV for over 20 years still have the energy to live?

Can a person living with HIV for over 20 years still have the energy to live?

Of course: People with HIV can live long, healthy lives with proper treatment...Probably even normal lifespans. The goal is to die of old age, perhaps of a heart attack on the tennis court at the age of 95. ...Read more

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How long can a person live for after being diagnosed with lymph leukemia?

How long can a person live for after being diagnosed with lymph leukemia?

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

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How long can a person who has been diagnosis with HIV virus can sustain their health before getting on meds?

How long can a person  who has been diagnosis with HIV virus can sustain their health before getting on meds?

Not smart: Starting meds asap help tremendously to maintain health and decrease risk for complications. Please look at magic johnson! ...Read more

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About how long can a person live with pancreatic cancer?

About how long can a person live with pancreatic cancer?

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

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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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Help please? How many years can a person with rheumatic heart disease live?

Help please? How many years can a person with rheumatic heart disease live?

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

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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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If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

No: During the years when no treatment was available,, not a single casual household contact where there was no sex or needle-sharing became infected. ...Read more

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How long can a person with brain cancer live without treatment?

How long can a person with brain cancer live without treatment?

Not sure.: It really depends on what type of brain cancer it is (glioblastoma, low-grade glioma, or spread of some other type of cancer to the brain). Without knowing this, it is difficult to give a answer. ...Read more

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How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

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 more

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How long can a person live with an anal cancer?

How long can a person live with an anal cancer?

Depends: On the stage at diagnosis and what treatment has been received as wellas comorbid conditions. Early diagnosis is key to survival. ...Read more

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Leukemia: how can someone with it live for 30 years?

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

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For how long can a person live with adenocarcinoma stage 4?

For how long can a person live with adenocarcinoma stage 4?

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

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