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life expectance?
Nov 13, 2004

If I just found out I am HIV+, and have a tcell count of 350, and viral load of 15000 - what is my life expectancy, given I had no notable health issues prior to my diagnosis?

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post.

I'm sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis, but know that if you have access to good medical care and medications, you should be able to live a normal- or near-normal life expectancy.

Not a gimme, but rather, with medical follow up, preventive medicines, and-- when needed, antiretroviral medications, you should may very well not have a decreased life expectancy.

Good luck, thanks for reading. BY

Salt Lake City
Lexiva and combivir

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