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Autoimmune Hepatitis And Life Expectancy

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Chronic HBV can lead to autoimmune hepatitis?

Hello Dr McGovern,I have been a life-long carrier of Hepatitis B for 40 years. My doctor believes I am an inactive carrier because my liver function tests, ALT, AST have been consistently normal. (By normal, I mean ALT < 33 IU, not like the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I looked up the journal article you found, but you will note that this is only a studies of laboratory phenomena...There are no liver biopsy results reported. Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis based on liver histology in most cases. Some patients... Read more »

Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need... Read more »

HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Lowers Life Expectancy in Developing Countries; Improvements Needed to Basic Health Care, WHO Report Says

Although life expectancy has improved by almost 20 years worldwide, the improvements are not consistent, as life expectancy has dropped in some developing countries -- especially those in sub-Saharan Africa -- primarily because of the impact of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life Expectancy at a New High for Americans

Average life expectancy for Americans has hit an all-time high of almost 78 years, according to a new CDC report. From 2004 to 2005, life expectancy for blacks increased from 73.1 to 73.2; meanwhile, the figure for whites held steady at 78.3. Deaths... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life Expectancy Hits Record High in United States

Government data released yesterday show Americans' life expectancy hit a record high in 2006, with ethnic and gender disparities narrowing. Death rates for many diseases went down, and AIDS mortality marked its 10th straight year of decline. Overall... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Blamed for Fall in Life Expectancy in Thailand

For the average Thai, life expectancy has fallen from 70.3 years to 68.9 years, according to a United Nations Human Development Report released yesterday. Lack of access to antiretroviral drugs for Thais with HIV/AIDS is the prime reason Thailand's... Read more »
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Life Expectancy for H.I.V.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know the life Expectancy for H.I.V.

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Life Expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone have and idea of what the average life expectancy of some1 infected today would be? I see people on here whe have been pos for about 4 years and have countless problems then there are people that are 20 plus years pos and have little or no... Read more »

life expect.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the life expectancy of someone nowdays if the get infected? If they have great health insurance I'm guessing they live longer, but what about the average person and how much do the drugs cost a typical person?

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Life Expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the concensus on this board on the average life expectancy of someone who is newly diagnosed with HIV?

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