HIV doesnt kill you. when ur t-cell count gets low, u become vulnerable to all kinds of petty sicknesses like the common cold and if u get sick then u could die. if u have a high t-cell count then u could live for yrs or just live ur live with it
Lostsoul is right: HIV doesn't kill you - it's the other diseases you catch when you immune system is depleted.
Also, there are different strains of HIV which appear to react and spread in different ways. Some doctors have even suggested that there's a strain which never turns into full-blown AIDS, but I don't know how true that is. In the early days of AIDS, before any treatments were available, people with HIV tended to live anywhere between 2-10 years. It does depend on the individual though.
Till you get beaten to death by homophobic ******** who think that AIDS and HIV can be contracted by eye contact