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Life Expectancy Of Hiv Without Treatment
Impossible: There are too many variables. And, now no one would do this experiment to get such an answer. I know of no health professional that would stand by and let a child die. The parents would, in my opinion, lose parental rights if they refused treatment for their child in this scenario.
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
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?
Strongly advise: You contact alzheimer's foundation, or "the judy fund in palm springs california. They up to date on all the questions you have!
Are t helpers that are found in blood a sign u have are been exposed to hiv are does this test means something about life expectancy???
Meaningless test: T cells should not be tested unless HIV has already been diagnosed. If only exposed, the CD4 (T helper) count means nothing. IF possibly exposed, have an HIV test and rely on that result. No other blood tests matter. If you are suspected to have some other kind of immune deficiency, it's too complex for this forum. Discuss with your doctor.
With proper treatment and medication can someone still live a full life even if their HIV has progressed into AIDS by the time of diagnosis?
Absolutely: Thousands of people in the US alone are living proof, John. Why do you ask? I think perhaps it's time to be brave, sit down with a decent and humane physician, and accept his/her friendship and caring, even if it's perhaps been hard for you to accept warmth in the past. Whatever happens, you'll be nurtured through this experience and come out a happier and more fulfilled man.
Babies and HIV: I am very curious about your ongoing questions around this issue. In todays world, even in the far flung villages in africa and other places babies rarely get HIV anymore. Managing infection in pregnant mothers as well as preventing infection during and after the birth is the standard of care. Babies do not need to be born with HIV anymore.See 2 more doctor answers
If the life expectancy of a child born with HIV is 3 years, then why is it the people catch HIV as an adult? How did it progress to adults having it?
Depends where u live: In developed countries like the usa medical science has developed new drugs to keep an HIV patient alive for a very long time. That medication is quite expensive ; if you live in a third world country this kind of therapy is not readily available. You also have to have an educated public because the regimen in taking the medication is very important.See 3 more doctor answers
What's happen in HIV if we stop ART treatment and the virus is <150 copies and I have to eat medicine (ART) for whole life or not?
Disease progresses: Your disease would come back and begin, once again, to destroy your immune system. Being undetectable now means you will live a normal life span and are not in any way contagious. Staying undetectable is now known to mean you are functionally HIV negative. The medications are a miracle. Keep taking them until a better option comes along.
An uncle has stage 5 ckd. GFR of 11, erratic sleeppattern, lethargic, difficulty swallowng, bad cough...what is life expectancy with no treatment?
It's hard to predict: But probably less than 6 monthsGet a more detailed 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.
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.
Near normal life: HIV infected persons who respond to treatment and are compliant with treatment have near normal life span.
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.
2-3 years: Based on the experiences in 1980's.Get a more detailed answer ›
Missed 4days/hiv med: No you are not going to die, start taking meds as prescribed and do not miss any more days, as irregular ingestion can cause antibiotic resistance it is very important to take all your drugs as prescribed good luck.
Thriving with HIV: Yes. Of course. An HIV expert can give you the recent statistics about this. But, now a days with good treatment couples with discordant HIV status can be sexual and not transmit this virus. There is absolutely nothing to prevent you from living a full and productive and loving life.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Difficult to answer: With proper treatment and precautions, one can live a full, normal life with HIV. With no treatment there is an agonizing downhill course over several months or a few years.
Likely: There is no better alternative than taking PEP. Stick to the medication and be compliant with your doctor's instructions.
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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