Aug 31, 2001
I have two adopted children that are HIV+ from birth. They are both with undedectable viral loads since being on medicines. The 2 year old has done very well with the first combination of drugs, Epivir, Retrovir and Virammune. The 3 year old is on his second round of meds being Virammune, Zerit and Kaletra. Currently what is the prognosis and/or life expectancy of HIV+ children?
Response from Dr. Jackson
The use of triple drug therapy in children is relatively recent so it is difficult to predict how long the average life expectancy of an HIV+ child will be extended at this time. In general, for every sustained 10 fold decrease in plasma HIV RNA, clinical progression is decreased by half.
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