|Healthy 25 Yr Old???
Feb 2, 2008
First off let me start by saying THANK YOU. I use this site everyday. I have 2 questions. I am 25 year old male newly hiv positive. I have taken exceptional care of myself over the years. I dont smoke and maybe have 2 drinks a month. I enjoy working out eating healthly. Is there any evidence or research that prior medical history has an effect on a hiv positive person???? Assuming I tested positive today jan 25 2008 how long of a lifespan would YOU say I have????
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post; I'm sorry to hear about your new diagnosis.
There's no data that suggests that having 2 drinks a month will impact your HIV-related health.
As for life expectancy- I tell my newbie patients that they can expect to live a normal duration and quality of life. Not a gimmie, but something that will require ongoing monitoring, medications and just a little bit of luck.
Be well, BY
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