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Age at time of infction
Apr 20, 2010

I am not sure this is the right forum to ask this question. Does age at time of infection mean faster progression of the disease especially without treatment? The average I know is 10 years without treatment but what effect does age have to do with this?

Response from Mr. Vergel

Older people who get infected may tend to progress more quickly, but that is not a rule. There are many factors that influence disease progression. Some are age related, some life style factor related, some are related to coinfection exposure, and some are genetic influenced. We are all different and respond differently to uncontrolled HIV replication.

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