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% of patients living "normal" lives

Jan 24, 2006

Dr Young,

What percentage of your patients that have no significant complications (herpes,drug/alcohol problems) are living "normal" lives with HIV? I see a lot of worried patients with complications on the forum. Is this the minority?

Response from Dr. Young

The vast majority of my patients ARE living normal lives-- 80-90 percent, would be my guess (maybe greater, but this depends on how one defines "normal"). Yes, the living well tend not to post their stories here, generally only those who have had complications.

Nevertheless, as one recent example, I'd encourage you to look at today's post from our PML patient-- it's an example of a dramatic turn around. BY

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