After 5 years...
May 23, 2012
Hi from Turkey..! hiv lives with me for 5 years now im also in treatment for 4 years and cd4 and viral load going great together.. my health is fine and i wish i wont have any serious complications. My q is: i would like to know growing old process with hiv. first 5 years has passed and i wanna know if anything specific waiting for me? im 35 years old woman mrried with a negative (for now) man with no kids yet... i think im a little bit nervous about another 5 or 10 years with hiv and just need a little bit light from you... thanks... Isil
Response from Dr. Young
Hi Isil and thanks for posting from Turkey.
It's good to hear that your health is good and that you're on a well tolerated HIV medical regimen.
There's much written about HIV and aging- there are concerns about premature aging and possibly special risks for heart, kidney, liver, cognitive and bone health, to name a few. That said, I expect all of my patients to live essentially normal life spans with excellent quality of life.
Best of health to you, BY
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