Hiv life expectancy

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Avatar m tn hi, i have tested positive for hiv 1 and my cd4 count is 74 immediately i have started medication for hiv. now i want to know what will be a life expectancy for person with such condition.
Avatar m tn org/wiki/HIV#Prognosis quotes studies showing a life-time expectancy of as much as 50 years from infection. There is undoubtly going to be great further advances in HIV treatment in the years to come. And some scientists haven't even given up on finding a functional cure or even drugs that would allow full erradication of HIV from the body.
Avatar m tn If you catch HIV and you are a fast progressor and are going to develop aids fast whats you life expectancy? what if you develop aids too fast before you have a chance of treatment how long will you live with aids while taking medication? is the old information of 3-4 years outdated for aids?
86075 tn?1238118691 Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries. For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles. Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.
Avatar n tn I would think in 10 years we will extend the life expectancy to full life. Like living with lupas or something at a worse case senerio. We should all be happy it's not 1985! I would advise anyone to stick to medhelp and DR. H. It is based in the Science and logic of HIV... Other sites will drive u bonkers at times.
Avatar f tn Are there a lot of bad side affects to the medications? I also read that the average life expectancy is 24 years after infection, is this true.
Avatar m tn - worse things happen to people than becoming positve, everyone will be faced with some sort of challenge or tragedy in their life, you cant expect to escape it and it is what make us appreciate life more. life expectancy with hiv is about 50 years at the moment and new treatments have recently been devoloped that are started to attack even the dormant virus...ie. progress is still happening AIDS will just be a minor ailment soon maybe even totally cured.
Avatar n tn There are alot of advances in medical field that can keep you fine for decades, and there is big time hope that hiv + people with access to medication, can have a normal life expectancy. If you go search for drug pipeline, you will find that there are alot many chances that this hope will become reality.So keep taking GOD's name,help needy and enjoy life. And another thing in developed nations more people die in accidents rather than with hiv related illness.
Avatar n tn And the answer to one of your questions, is 24 years on average. there was a story that says that most people living with HIV have a life expectancy of 24 years. But I would surmise that will change with the new cocktails of drugs in the pipeline and different therapies (gene therapy) that will definitely come available in the coming few years. So you probably will live a LONG and happy life, but let me know if you need help.
Avatar n tn (4 if i do turn positive from this exposure, should i expect to have a normal life expectancy with modern antiretrovirals?
229411 tn?1189759425 Hmmm, they say the average time from infection to clinical disease (not counting ARS) is 10 years. But about life expectancy? Dunno. Teak was okay for 21 years before he got sick.
Avatar n tn Are there tests out there that give accurrate results before the 4-6 week wait? What is the average life expectancy of someone newly diagnosed with HIV today? (worried as if I have it now) I would really appreciate an advice, opinions, help as I am worried so much about this.
Avatar n tn diver58, I am not so much worried about actual life expectancy time, as the quality of life... my uncle has lived with it (although he is now frail) for the past 20 years. Society does not view HIV positive people in a good way, which is awful, and not only that but it would be very hard to fall in love with someone when this is something you must tell them.
Avatar n tn With some it will be a normal life expectancy, for others it will be quite short. Most people will die of other causes other than HIV/AID. ie. car crashes, heart attacks, violence and other diseases. Then you will have the ones that are resistant to all HIV medication and will succumb in that manner.
Avatar n tn Even IF you found yourself having got HIV from there, you can get earlier HIV medication to prevent that HIV from progressing into AIDS, therefore allowing you to maintain a relatively healthy lifestyle like HIV negative people.
Avatar n tn I think there are regulars on this site who have been infected just as long as Magic.My doctor said with the meds out right now the life expectancy is ABOUT 30 years.Please note the about. The person must exercise, watch diet and take meds every every single time required so that the virus doesn't become resistant.
Avatar f tn Its been 4 months and I am still not well-at all. I have dizzeness, severe headaches and pain, and always feel like im under water or in a fog. Oh ya I stammer a lot and have memory loss and am so very tired and just wiped out. Sometimes I dont see things right. When will this all end? Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain.
Avatar n tn Doctors, I am a 43 year old heterosexual male. I had unprotected, vaginal sex with a female friend who'd recently gone through a divorce in late November - early December, 2013. She and I had sex on December 13, 2013 and December 14, 2013 - one time on each day. On December 13, I noticed a cut on my penis after we'd had sex.
Avatar m tn It doesn't make any difference if you ejaculate inside or not 3, you have taken a test for HIV, this will give you an answer about your status 4,HIV is not a death sentance, with current ARV's (anti-retroviral drugs) it is viewed as a chronic illness. There has now been papers in international literature showing a normal life expectancy in those taking HAART (Highly-Active Anti Retroviral Treatment) You should have regular check ups if your having unprotected sex with commercial sex workers.
Avatar n tn Doctors, I am a 43 year old heterosexual male. I posted this in Health forums. I had unprotected, vaginal sex with a female friend who'd recently gone through a divorce in late November - early December, 2013. She and I had sex on December 13, 2013 and December 14, 2013 - one time on each day. On December 13, I noticed a cut on my penis after we'd had sex.
Avatar m tn How bad does herpes affect hiv treatment? Does herpes complicate hiv treatment a lot? Does this affect life expectancy?
Avatar m tn I m really worried of not just Hiv 1 but also hiv 2 since i m in the zone where hiv 2 is being spread rapidly. The exposure happened close to India n Nepal. Can anyone please tell me how likely that i could have contracted all those disease and what is the likely hood of negative result after 48 day mark to change into positive? I m stressing everyday and now i m already looking into options what my life would be after being infected, health concern and life expectancy and such....
Avatar n tn There are alot of advances in medical field that can keep you fine for decades, and there is big time hope that hiv + people with access to medication, can have a normal life expectancy. If you go search for drug pipeline, you will find that there are alot many chances that this hope will become reality.So keep taking GOD's name,help needy and enjoy life. And another thing in developed nations more people die in accidents rather than with hiv related illness.
Avatar m tn That was the year the protease inhibitors came out for HIV which rapidly slowed down the death rate from HIV. Prior to that, the life expectancy living with HIV was 1 - 2 years. So Hep C wasn't much of an issue prior to 1996 for HIV positive people.
229411 tn?1189759425 If someone has AIDS, what is the life expectancy if they take meds? Can they avoid opportunistic infections by staying inside and wearing masks to keep other people's germs away?
Avatar f tn If you get infected from this exposure, the above test will help you in managing the virus early and lead to a better life expectancy. Also, with the advancement of drug combinations today and by practcing a healthy lifestyle a better life can be achieved. You are not supposed to have any unprotected sex with any individual at this point. The right course of action from here is discontinuation of PEP.
Avatar n tn Dear Sir, Thanks for your great contribution to society. Pls let me know what will be the life expectancy with HIV 2 virus . and which medications need to start. My CD4 count is 580. cd4/cd8 >1, Having tingling and burning sensation in legs, thighs and arms from last 7 years. Oral trush also there. In India I did DUO TEST fourth generation CMIA all negative, RApid Test is also came negative. Western Blot for HIV 1 is negative and HIV 2 is indeterminate.