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productive and regular life expectancy?
Nov 12, 2003

Dr. Dave,

Turning to you, since you give the most realistic outlooks in hiv therapy here. Please can you tell me what you think is the realistic life expectancy for individuls who were infected in say 2002. I am not referring to just simply how long will we be around but more likely how normal can we go about in our lives? Pursue regular careers or no?

Thank you. You are a very good man!

Abel

Response from Dr. Wohl

Thanks Abel,

The future looks good for those recently infected.

However, now more than ever the fate of those infected with HIV and living in resource rich countries depends not as much on which doctor they have, what drugs they are prescribed, if they are gay/straight, IDU/clean, man/woman as it does on the individual's ability to get his or her act together and take their medications without fail, avoid crack cocaine and excess alcohol, practice safer sex and generally lead a healthy lifestyle.

With these measures and a thimble of good luck, decades can be expected. DW



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