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HIV and AIDS

How Long Can a Person With AIDS Live Without Taking Medications?

04/22/2005

Question:

How long can a person with AIDS live without taking medications?

Answer:

The natural history of HIV infection suggests that progression to AIDS occurs over 8-10 years. Once a person has progressed to AIDS, any of the opportunistic illnesses can occur and one can eventually succumb to it.   

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati