How long can you live untreated HIV?
The prognosis in patients with untreated HIV infection is poor, with an overall mortality rate of more than 90%.
The average time from infection to death is 8-10 years, although individual variability ranges from less than 1 year to long-term nonprogression..
How long can you stay undetectable?
A person’s viral load is considered “durably undetectable” when all viral load test results are undetectable for at least six months after their first undetectable test result. This means that most people will need to be on treatment for 7 to 12 months to have a durably undetectable viral load.
How many years can a person live?
Last October, scientists made a splash when they determined that on average, people can only live for about 115 years. That was the magic age at which the human body and brain just petered out; it wasn’t designed to chug along much longer than that, they said.
Can you have HIV for 20 years and not know?
Some people have HIV for years before they know they have it. According to HIV.gov, symptoms of HIV may not appear for a decade or longer. This doesn’t mean that cases of HIV without symptoms are less serious. Also, a person who doesn’t experience symptoms could still transmit HIV to others.
Does HIV shorten life?
Although HIV cannot be cured, the life expectancy for people with HIV has improved rapidly over the past 20 years because of modern treatments that help to control the condition.