Top 10 Questions About Living With HIV

By

Joel Gallant, MD, MPH

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As an HIV expert, I answer a lot of questions about HIV infection from my patients and on my question & answer blog. Here are short answers to 10 of the most common questions I get asked.

1. What’s my prognosis?

Your prognosis is excellent, especially if you’re diagnosed early, get started on medications right away, and take your medication daily. Under those circumstances, your life expectancy can be the same as it would have been without HIV. Even people who are diagnosed or treated after their immune system has been weakened can still do very well on treatment. The keys to a long and healthy life with HIV are getting good medical care and adhering to therapy.

Managing HIV goes beyond just taking your medications—you’ve also got to live a healthy life. These patients and physicians share how you can give your body what it needs to thrive with HIV.

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