Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Years; No

Hiv infection has historically progressed to full-blown aids in 5-20 years.
Hiv infection cannot be cured, but its progression can be arrested with medications.

In brief: Years; No

Hiv infection has historically progressed to full-blown aids in 5-20 years.
Hiv infection cannot be cured, but its progression can be arrested with medications.
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complicated answer

Hiv can not be cured.
In regards to the time it takes to go on and develop full blown aids varies. In general terms around 10 years..But this is not to say it can not happen much faster or even slower. Hiv is a complicated and elusive disease. 25% of those current;ly infected do not even know. Although rates of new infection are lower..Its still an epidemic.

In brief: Complicated answer

Hiv can not be cured.
In regards to the time it takes to go on and develop full blown aids varies. In general terms around 10 years..But this is not to say it can not happen much faster or even slower. Hiv is a complicated and elusive disease. 25% of those current;ly infected do not even know. Although rates of new infection are lower..Its still an epidemic.
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