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Could you explain how to live long with hiv?

Could you explain how to live long with hiv?

Take your meds: I care for more than 200 HIV infected individuals who are living normal lives and seem to be having a normal life span because they have stopped high risk behavior and faithfully take their antiviral medications. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 people live after HIV diagnosis positive ? Possible next 5 year it will has hiv, aid cure ?

How long people live after HIV diagnosis positive ? Possible next 5 year it will has hiv, aid cure ?

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 does HIV live on air?

How long does HIV live on air?

HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would be no. Hiv is strictly body fluid related infection including sexual intercourse , contaminated blood and blood product transfusion , skin or blood vessels pricked by sharp object that contain contaminated ( hiv) containing body fluid ...Read more

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How long can HIV go undetected?

A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yourself at risk the best advice I have is to get tested. ...Read more

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How long does HIV symptoms last?

HIV: Symptoms of acute HIV disease, when they occur, are highly variable in duration and there is no way to predict in individual patients how long they are going to last. ...Read more

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Can I live a long life with hiv?

Can I live a long life with hiv?

HIV infection: The current outlook for HIV infection is excellent. If one gets diagnosed promptly, follows the doctor's advice, and takes the recommended medications faithfully, it is possible to live a full normal life span. ...Read more

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How long could HIV symptoms occur?

How long could HIV symptoms occur?

Complicated answer: The question you asked is a difficult one. Only about 30% of people at initial infection will experience any kind of symptomatology such as night sweats lymph node swelling or diarrhea. In general terms it's believed to take anywhere from 5 to 10 years to effectively dismantle the immune system enough to start getting what we referred to as opportunistic and life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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How long can HIV live on surfaces?

How long can HIV live on surfaces?

Varies: Hiv can stay alive in wet body fluids in-vitro for a number of hour, like a day or so. Please consult cdc for more precise information. ...Read more

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How long the symptoms last of hiv?

HIV: Symptoms of acute onset HIV infection may last 6 to 12 weeks, but this is quite variable from individual to individual. ...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

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