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How long do you live if you have an infection in your blood?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

That depends of the kind of infection you have in the blood and if the infection is being treated or not.
There are bacterial infections that can kill within hours ( meningococcemia); HIV infections may not kill immediately but without treatment one may die relatively soon or in some cases may live even relatively normal life ( slow HIV progressors).

In brief: Depends

That depends of the kind of infection you have in the blood and if the infection is being treated or not.
There are bacterial infections that can kill within hours ( meningococcemia); HIV infections may not kill immediately but without treatment one may die relatively soon or in some cases may live even relatively normal life ( slow HIV progressors).
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