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HIV and AIDS

How Long Can You Live With AIDS?

06/05/2005

Question:

How long can you live with AIDS?

Answer:

With untreated infection one can live about 10-12 years since HIV infection first occurs. With treatment one can live for several years > 5-10 years even after AIDS-defining illness occurs.  

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Response by:

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