Mar 16, 2008
what`s the life expentency of someone that is hiv positive without any drugs or any treatment how long can they live for?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
This is the topic of many discussions on the forum from time to time.
Without treatment, the vast majority of HIV+ persons will progress to AIDS and death. The AVERAGE time to an AIDS diagnosis is somewhere between 5-8 years, but there are unusual individuals who progress very rapidly or very slowly. Similarly, the time from first AIDS diagnosis and death varies, but in the pre-HAART days, was about 2 years.
Of course, with treatment, the prognosis is entirely different. I expect a newly diagnosed person to live a near normal lifetime.
From your question, I hope that you have access to experienced HIV healthcare and HIV medications, so that these forecasts don't apply to you.
Best of health, BY
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