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HAART and 25 year survival

Apr 25, 2012

Since HAART was developed less than 25 years ago, how can it be determined that taking HAART can allow an HIV patient to live for 25 years or more?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

You're correct in pointing out that such survival studies only try to estimate longevity. As such, there's a lot of assumptions built into these models.

A well-respected study from Denmark provides one case that may illuminate your question. In this nation-wide survey, the death rates in the HIV+ population was compared to a gender and age-matched HIV negative population. They concluded that "among persons not co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), the median remaining lifetime in 200005 was 39 years (95% CI: 3540 years), similar to that of a young person with diabetes."

I hope that you find this helpful. BY

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