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Jan 21, 2011

I am 21 year old boy recantly got to known that i am HIVpositve and my CD4 is 53 and i started antiraitroval tharapy and how lon i can live

Response from Dr. Henry

Life expectancy depends on many variables in the setting of newly identified HIV infection. Access to good HIV care and antiretrovirals is key to have a good long term prognosis (measured in decades) as is attention to other health issues (diet, smoking et cetera). I have many patients now who once had a CD4 count < 50 who are now healthy and have a good long term prognosis so I am optimistic in many situations that patients (again who have access to good care) will do well in the years ahead. KH



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