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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