what to expect for the future
Jul 28, 2003
I am trying to get different doctors opinions on how long i can expect my cousin to live for. He was restored to good health after treatment. He is 29 years old and can i expect him to live until ripe old age if he takes his pills everyday. I heard that with advances in treatment posative people will live just as long as negative with antiretroviral treatment?
Response from Dr. Boyle
If your cousin is able to achieve an undetectable viral load (<50) and a good CD4 count (say over 200), AND he religiously takes his medications, he is likely to do very well and to live a relatively normal life in quality and duration.
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