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How long can you survive with AIDS if you don't take medication?

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People with AIDS who don't take medication only live about 3 years, even less if they get a dangerous infection. But HIV can still be treated at this stage. If you start on HIV drugs, stay on them, follow your doctor’s advice regarding other conditions you may have, and have with the right treatment and a healthy lifestyle, you can live a long time.  

From: Symptoms and Stages of HIV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "HIV Infection."

CDC: "HIV/AIDS."

AIDS.gov: "Stage of HIV Infection."

UNAIDS.

Betts, R. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, fifth edition, 2005. A Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases,

Heymann, D. 18th edition. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual,

American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Lashley, F. , Springer Publishing, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on May 06, 2019

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "HIV Infection."

CDC: "HIV/AIDS."

AIDS.gov: "Stage of HIV Infection."

UNAIDS.

Betts, R. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, fifth edition, 2005. A Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases,

Heymann, D. 18th edition. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual,

American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Lashley, F. , Springer Publishing, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on May 06, 2019

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