|HIV at 50
Feb 24, 2012
I have just been diagnosed with HIV. I am awaiting drugs for my condition. My question is to do with age. I read things like possibilities of people living a long time with the condition but also I read no more than 10-12 years even with treatment. What chance is there of me living say to 70 given my age with modern treatments?
Response from Mr. Vergel
I would say get ready for a long life, as long as you take your HIV medications as prescribed and lower your risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other aging related conditions that are impacted by life style changes.
Since you are starting HIV treatment now and will be using newer, less problematic medications (Atripla, Reyataz, Isentress, Truvada or Complera), I would only read the first two articles listed here to know what you can do about diet and exercise: http://agingwithhiv.org/power_aging_recommendations.html
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