|AIDS and dating
Aug 21, 2007
I am a 44 year old gay male. I was diagnosed with AIDS on October 2006 after I was hospitalized with PCP. I am now on Atripla and numbers are getting better month by month. My major concern is dating again or should I even make the effort. Since I have AIDS, I have no idea how long I will live nor do I want to make anyone a "widower". I am very torn by this.
| Response from Dr. Horwath
You are responding well to your treatment, so you have every reason to believe that you will continue to improve. We do not have a way to predict your life expectancy any more than we can for a person who does not have AIDS. Many people live for years with HIV. I have personally treated many patients who have lived with HIV for as long as 15 to 20 years. You should lead your life.
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