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What Is the Outlook for Someone With HIV or AIDS?

It depends on if that person is on treatment and how the virus responds to early treatment. When treatment fails to decrease the replication of the virus, the effects can become life threatening, and the infection can progress to AIDS.

Even with treatment, some people seem to naturally experience a more rapid course towards AIDS. However, the majority of HIV patients who receive appropriate treatment do well and live healthy lives for years.

For more information contact the CDC National AIDS Hotline: 1 (800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)


 

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on December 11, 2013
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