Jan 6, 2012
His cd count is 383 and his vl is 4 i think. he does not live a healthy life and use alcohol on a regular base. He is also a chain smoker. He dont want to take the arv anymore. What do you think are his chances to live longer than a year without his arv. Im worried about him
Response from Dr. Henry
Stopping HIV medications is not recommended in most cases for the overall health standpoing. When HIV medications are stopped, the prognosis is based on a very large number of individual factors both HIV related (level of CD4 count and HIV level) and non HIV-related (age, genetics, other medical problems, lifestyle) so prognosis can vary very widely (from poor < 1 year to many, many many years). In addition, estimating life expectancy is an inexact science when it comes to an individual patient--I hope your friend works closely with his HIV doctor to foster more healthy habits. KH
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