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Average Life Span Of Hiv Patient

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How long are we away?

Hi Dr., where is research today in HIV/AIDS? I was diagnosed in december 2007 and my dr. says that because of my positive attitude and my proactive behaviour that I am a good patient. My CD4=361 and my viral last time I checked 3/12/08 was 700. I...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...we are able to control other incurable conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. We not longer look at life span for HIV patients doing well on therapy, because for most patients with a controlled disease and back-up treatment options, the... Read more »

Life expectancy of AIDS patients on HAART?

I understand that a distinction is made between HIV and AIDS.I think the average life expectancy... Read more »

Over the rest of the life of a patient with HIV, how much does it cost to treat a patient on the average?

Over the rest of the life of a patient with HIV, how much does it cost to treat a patient on the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Life-Saver for HIV Patients: Transplants

... HIV infection is no longer an automatic reason for denying organ transplantation to patients who are otherwise candidates for the surgery. Since 1989, more than 500 transplants have been performed in patients known to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Life Insurance Ban on HIV/AIDS Patients Unjustified Due to Advent of Antiretroviral Therapy, Study Says

...published in the Sept. 13 issue of the Lancet , BBC News reports ( BBC News , 9/12). Because of high death rates among AIDS patients in the past and a perception that mortality among HIV-positive patients is much higher than in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Jose Mercury News Examines Obstacles HIV/AIDS Patients Face Obtaining Life Insurance

...The San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday examined the obstacles some HIV/AIDS patients face in obtaining life insurance policies because insurance companies have not "kept pace" with what is becoming a "chronic, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Fighting for More Life for Tarrant County HIV Patients

... A recent town-hall meeting in Fort Worth introduced an ambitious, multi-venue AIDS awareness campaign entitled "More Life: The Art & Science of AIDS." The county's three main HIV/AIDS service agencies, who together comprise the group AIDS... Read more »
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Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...his future. But at what cost? That is the question, heretical to some, that is now being voiced by scientists, doctors and patients encountering a constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first... Read more »