longevity of hiv people: is this true doctor?
Dec 21, 2011
Dear Doc, please see the link: http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_life_exectancy_survival_1667_14989.shtml
this says in lancet that:
The researchers predicted that a 20-year-old person starting ARV treatment between 1996 and 1999, the early years of combination ARV therapy, could be expected to live an additional 36 years, to the age of 56. This increased significantly, however, as time passed. A 20-year-old who started treatment between 2003 and 2005 was expected to live an additional 49 years, to the age of 69.
is it true? or just a statistical consolation?
Response from Dr. Henry
Those general estimates seem reasonable (estiamtes may be further improving recently) assuming patient has access to good medical care including modern antiretroviral medications. KH
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