Feb 18, 2011
I have been HIV positive for 26 years with no medication. 2 years ago i was hit by a car and fractured my pelvis and got pneumonia. I went on anti viral medication for one year. I am now not taking anti viral medication. My cd4 counts are 330 viral load 1,400. I'm 55 with hepatitis c. What is my life ?expectancy with no antiviral medication.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Long term prognosis depends on many variables besides HIV (gender, smoking, family history, heart disease risk, cancer disease risk, diabetes, hepatitis C status). In general having a CD4 count of 330 and active hepatitis C would be expected to shorten life expectancy (for 55 year old life expectancy would be 80+ in general population). Addressing all those other factors and treating HIV (and the hep C depending on stage/genotype/rate of change) would be my general recommendation to protect health and prolong healthy life. KH
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