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I have been diagnosed with hiv. How long to I have to live?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Unknown

If you take HIV medicines and follow up with your HIV specialist's recommendations, you will probably live a healthy life.
There are very effective HIV medicines today. If you don't take HIV medicines and don't see your doctor, you will probably not live a healthy life as you will sooner or later get one of those illnesses we call opportunistic infections because your immune system will be damaged.

In brief: Unknown

If you take HIV medicines and follow up with your HIV specialist's recommendations, you will probably live a healthy life.
There are very effective HIV medicines today. If you don't take HIV medicines and don't see your doctor, you will probably not live a healthy life as you will sooner or later get one of those illnesses we call opportunistic infections because your immune system will be damaged.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Hiv is now chronic

Hiv is a chronic disease , before the advent of effective therapies lifespan was 10 years on average, now it is more the rule than the exception for those affected to HIV to have a longer lifespan, and diseases such diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol affecting them. Of course if HIV positive concomitant substance abuse, and other diseases are important to manage to extend life.

In brief: Hiv is now chronic

Hiv is a chronic disease , before the advent of effective therapies lifespan was 10 years on average, now it is more the rule than the exception for those affected to HIV to have a longer lifespan, and diseases such diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol affecting them. Of course if HIV positive concomitant substance abuse, and other diseases are important to manage to extend life.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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