Normal life expectancy?
Mar 17, 2006
First, I would like to thank you (like everyone else) for the unbelievable job you do on this site. I'll make my question brief.
1. If HIV is a serious but manageable disease (and I believe it is), then why does nobody ever freak out or have to see a shrink when they find out they have diabetes?Unlike HIV, one tends to fall apart and immediately start asking questions about Life Expectancy. Please give me your thoughts.
2. Do you believe that someone (40 yrs. Male non-smoker) can live a normal life expectancy (into their 70's) with the proper medical care and access to meds? Please answer
Response from Dr. Horwath
People do freak out and see shrinks when they find out that they have diabetes or cancer or a variety of other illnesses. This is not unique to HIV, but common to many serious medical illnesses.
I cannot predict life expectancy. But I can say that proper medical care, access to HAART, proper nutrition and self care will surely lengthen life expectancy when compared to the absence of these measures.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- White Bumps On Penis Worried It Could Be AIDS
- Stinging Pain After Insertive Anal Sex With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- How Long Until Std Test Results Come Back?
- Will A Cbc Count Tell If You Have An Std?
- Are There Rare Hiv Infected Who Don't Develop Antibodies?
- Can You Get Hiv From Sucking On A Womans Breasts?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.