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What is aids nowadays that people don't seem to die from it anymore? I remember the 1980's.
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Still serious
Aids is still the same disease, but there are better meds to keep it under control.
People who are hiv+ without full-blown aids can be asymptomatic. However, we are seeing more long-term problems: new cancers from the depressed immune system, kidney problems, etc. This is still a terrible disease, and we can't stop being vigilant in terms of education and preventive measures, exp. Safe sex.

In brief: Still serious
Aids is still the same disease, but there are better meds to keep it under control.
People who are hiv+ without full-blown aids can be asymptomatic. However, we are seeing more long-term problems: new cancers from the depressed immune system, kidney problems, etc. This is still a terrible disease, and we can't stop being vigilant in terms of education and preventive measures, exp. Safe sex.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Still here
Medications have improved so that it is now a chronic disease.
If people don't take them, then they can rapidly decompensate and maybe end up with drug-resistant strains of virus. Best treatment is still prevention. Long-term side-effects of the meds are now appearing like high blood lipids, among others.

In brief: Still here
Medications have improved so that it is now a chronic disease.
If people don't take them, then they can rapidly decompensate and maybe end up with drug-resistant strains of virus. Best treatment is still prevention. Long-term side-effects of the meds are now appearing like high blood lipids, among others.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: A bad disease
Hiv infection is quite manageable in most individuals today due to combinations of antiretroviral medicines which help to control the disease.
Some of these medicines, however, have significant side-effects, may be difficult to tolerate and are expensive. In 1986 i was losing a patient a week. Last three years saw only three deaths, generally in people not compliant with medications.

In brief: A bad disease
Hiv infection is quite manageable in most individuals today due to combinations of antiretroviral medicines which help to control the disease.
Some of these medicines, however, have significant side-effects, may be difficult to tolerate and are expensive. In 1986 i was losing a patient a week. Last three years saw only three deaths, generally in people not compliant with medications.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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