|Full blown AIDs life expectancy
Dec 29, 2007
I understand that it turns into a matter of getting a person with HIV/AIDs in the correct mental state so they are able to cope and take their medication faithfully. Is it possible for someone with full blown AIDs to live a long life (i.e. life expectancy, I have read online approximately 5 years) provided they start taking medication?
Also would it be safe to say try and limit exposure to people until the CD4 count is higher and there are no relapses that require hospitalization?
Thank you Dr Holodniy for your help.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Certainly 5 years and with many cases much longer if HIV meds are taken as directed and you have a good therapeutic response. Once the CD4 count is > 200, the risks of opportunistic infections and other types of infections are significantly lowered.
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