The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

has your opinion on life expectancy changed ?
Apr 9, 2001

I read your repsonse to a question on life expectancy dated July 25, 2000. You said that a HIV positive person should liveas long as somone who is HIV negative and the virus could be treated the same as diabetes would be handled. Considering the latest developements, would your opinion still be the same.

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Generally, yes. The latest developments don't change the long term life expectancy, they just complicate matters somewhat. However, in the HIV world, we are certainly used to complications. Stay optimistic! Good luck! DTD

Gay man, hiv+, AND hepC+

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint