Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Average Life Span With Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 weeks my vl was 350 and my cd4 was 290. I smoke but am not chemicaly dependent on drugs or alcohal. generally what would be an average life span....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Assuming your improvement in those numbers is the result of HIV treatment, you are no longer in the AIDS category. You also don't indicate your age or whether you have any other active medical problems. It is always difficult to predict... Read more »

average life span

I AM THINKING ABOUT NOT DOING TREATMENT FOR HCV,I AM ON ATRIPLA FOR HIV. CD4 460, VL... 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 »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Sub-Saharan Life Span Down by Five Years

A World Bank report, Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa , released at the Cape Town Book Fair on Sunday said one in six African children die before reaching their fifth birthday from preventable and treatable diseases. Eduard Bos, World... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

What is the average length someone can live HIV +

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the average age that someone can live with HIV? with meds and without...what about AIDS?
Thank you

Read more »

average

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The information that "the average time to test accurately for hiv antibodies is 25 days" is grossly outdated. So, let us not go into lengthy definition about the meaning of average. Most doctors, lab technicians and experts say that by 4 weeks, most... Read more »