There are a lot of myths regarding FIV+ cats. Like, they only live for around 5 years and that they have to be an only cat. Your vet is right in that there is no cure, but there are therapies (albeit expensive ones) for cats with FAIDS (they actually get treated with very similar drugs to people with AIDS) and infections can always be treated with antibiotics.
Has your cat got FAIDS or are they just infected with the virus?
I ask because my cat is FIV+. He was born with the virus and, so far at least, has been very healthy. He does not have any supplements, only good quality cat dinners (wet and raw) and he gets some evening primrose oil every now and then (when I remember it ...
). He doesnt go outside but other than that, he recieves no 'special care' just because he is FIV+. He doesnt need it. There is certainly no 'managing' required. I almost forget he has the virus at all.
Recent research strongly suggests that the majority of cats with FIV live perfectly normal lives and live just as long
as cats that are not infected with the virus. Of course, in some cats, the virus does become full blown ... but is most cases, it does not.
Thanks for the information though. It looks pretty useful for cats with full blown FAIDS.