Feb 26, 2012
I have been thinking for some time to stop treatment I am having a hard time dealing with the side effects of the medications I would like to know how long someone would continue living after stopping the therapy
| Response from Dr. Henry
The prognosis for a HIV+ person stopping HIV treatment varies widely and depends on a large number of HIV-related (CD4 count, history of AIDS) and non-HIV factors (age, risk for other health problems, presence of disease like hepatitis B/C, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, family history, smoking) so answer is highly individualized-recommend you discuss with your HIV provider. KH
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