Apr 23, 2009
Given the success of new meds what is the typical life expectancy. I contracted PCP in Dec. 2007 and was hospitalized for a week and another month to really get my strength back. I take Atripla once a day and Bactrim once a day.
Response from Dr. Henry
Life expectancy estimates involve many factors such as current age, CD4 count, other medical problems (IV drug use, diabetes, heart disease), family history, quality of medical care and others. One study from Denmark estimated that the life expectancy for a 25 year old new HIV+ with access to good care and no IV drug use or hepatitis C was an estimated additional 39 years. Another study from France noted that for patients with suppressed HIV levels on HAART and CD4 count > 500 that life expectancy appeared similar to general HIV- population. KH
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