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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   doctor my simple question is how long a person infected with HIV can live
Doctor :   that would depend on if the HIV+patient would progress to AIDS complex or not
Doctor :   and if so then he would be dying due to Secondary infections.
User :   assume that he is just infected
Doctor :   It will depend on his resistance since its widely variable from 6months to 10 years..
User :   which qucik test available to confirm HIV infection
Doctor :   ELISA for HIV
Doctor :   after 3 months of containing the infection..
User :   so before 3 months what are common symptoms
Doctor :   You could have simple viral symptoms and
Doctor :   Fever and Myalgia and other symptoms
User :   is there any possibility of identification of HIV infection through WBC count
Doctor :   they are the done at
Doctor :   AIDS complex like CD4 count when you would like to know if the patient can be infected by the infections
Doctor :   that would not be seen in normal cases..
User :   assume that person infected from HIV and during initial stage his/her immunity power will decrease and white blood carpocells will reduce, is this true

Doctor :   Yes immune system will be dependent on the WBC count
Doctor :   and that will depend on the Status
User :   is there any other cause for decrease in WBC count

Doctor :   Aplastic anemia
Doctor :   Typhiod
Doctor :   are few other
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User :   doctor, i have one more doubt, can i ask
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User :   how long WBC count will less in case of Person infected by HIV, other than anemia or typhiod
Doctor :   that will depend on if he is developing teh AIDS complex or not
User :   what is window period
User :   are u there
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Doctor :   that is the period that the person would get the infection and that woudl betill the patient becomes symptomatic for HIV
User :   so how long can person live if he/she is infected by HIV, if infected just short period of time

Doctor :   did not get you ,
User :   i want to know if he/she is infected by HIV, and infection stage is considered as window stage then from how long a person can live with normal lively hood life
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Doctor :   He can live normal life as long as he would not develop the AIDS complex and that will vary based on the patients Status iof Immune system
User :   simple question for u, how long person can live with HIV infection
User :   i want average period
Doctor :   He can die a normal and natural death with HIv and not die of HIV
Doctor :   only if develops the AIDs complex he would be having to take medications to prolong his life
User :   is it true that if normal person sits with dead body of person died with HIV infection will also get different type of Infections

Doctor :   Other Infections yes But not HIV
Doctor :   Since the person dying of HIV/AIDS would have lot of opportunistic infections
User :   ok thanks doctor

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User :   if death is certain, person may also die from accident, or some other reasons or HIV infection, it does not matter, bye bye
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