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Average Life Span After HIV Diagnosis

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I AM THINKING ABOUT NOT DOING TREATMENT FOR HCV,I AM ON ATRIPLA FOR HIV. CD4 460, VL UNDETECTABLE,QUESTION IS:WHATS THE "AVERAGE" LIFE SPAN WITH NO HCV TREATMENT? TESTED POS. 2005...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no "average life span" since some patients never develop disease, some progress very slowly, and others progress rapidly. So frankly, it only matters what your individual disease progression is.In cases like yours, where you are... Read more »

Average life span

I presented with fatigue constant thrush skin rash and a viral load of 500,00 and a cd4 of 34. In 5... Read more »

LIFE SPAN AVERAGE

Hey Dr.McGovern, I read that the average age at which someone with Hep C dies at is between... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kansas City Star Examines Increasing Life Spans of HIV-Positive U.S. Residents

The Kansas City Star on Monday examined HIV-positive U.S. residents' increasing average life spans, which "def[y] the virus' early image as a quick death sentence" but often "[w]ea[r] out the sympathy and patience of friends as health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africans on HIV Drugs Can Expect Normal Life Span -- Study

Ugandans with HIV/AIDS who receive antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can hope to have a near-normal life expectancy, according to research announced Monday at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Reduces Zambians' Life Span

Zambians' average life expectancy has drastically fallen from 43 years in 1996 to 37 years today due to the high incidence of disease, particularly HIV/AIDS, according to a UN report. The incidence of TB has jumped from 100 cases per 100,000... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in United Kingdom Experience Significant Decreases in Average Income as Result of Diagnosis, Report Says

People living with HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom face living in poverty because of their HIV-positive diagnosis, according to a recently released report by the not-for-profit organizations Crusaid and the Terrence Higgins Trust , BBC News ... Read more »
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hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
Hi,

I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
Hi

I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of your... Read more »

Life and love after diagnosis?

Posted by hellenwhite0808, 1 Reply
My first reaction to receiving a diagnosis of HIV was the feeling of having a bucket of ice water dumped on my head. I was well beyond rational thought; all I could experience in that moment was a profound chill and the certainty that I was a dead... Read more »