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Average Lifespan Of Someone With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Average Lifespan in Swaziland Plummets to 27 Years

According to a survey released by US Ambassador to Swaziland Gregory Lee-Johnson, the AIDS epidemic will cut life expectancy in the kingdom to 27 years by 2010 unless its government launches a radical campaign against the epidemic. Life expectancy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Treatment Lengthens Lifespan of Monkeys With Simian Version of HIV, Study Says

Macaque monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus -- the simian equivalent of HIV -- that received a single dose of an experimental treatment survived nearly twice as long as monkeys who did not receive the drug, according to a study published... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies Suggest

Voluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV+ Child lifespan estimate?

I keep reading how with current medicines an HIV+ person can experience a normal lifespan. From everything I have read the current estimate assuming meds are taken and no severe resistance and complications lifespan is somewhere between 20-35 years....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not seen any papers with updated estimages of life expectancy for HIV+ persons currently in childhood. The quoted estimates of 20-30+ and beyond pertain to young adults newly diagnosed with optimal access to good health care. The younger... Read more »

HIV Lifespan (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Dr Bob,I am HIV- and my partner of the last 5 months was diagnosed with HIV 2-3 years ago. Since his diagnosis, he's been on treatment that he's responded very well to, as his viral load is "undetectable," he is extremely strict...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know!HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »

Understanding Lifespan

Dr Wohl, in your recent podcast interview, you mentioned a recent study that was done to try to find out the "cost of HIV treatment". A side effect of this study was that the study came up with an "average lifespan" number of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You raise many important points. It will be difficult to answer all of your excellent questions in detail as the text of such an answer would be the basis of a nice book reviewing much of what is known about HIV infection.As far as the article I... Read more »

CD4 cell lifespan with and without treatment

Dear Dr. I'm just curious about the lifespan of a cd4 cell in a person who is hiv negative and a person who is hiv positive with and without treatment. What's the average # of days these cells can live?; and, is there a difference between...
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
This is a hard question to answer. Some CD4 cells only survive a few days and some potentially months to years, as CD4 cells are not uniform in nature and represent a family of subtypes. HIV infection in the absence of treatment will accelerate the... Read more »
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HIV and "normal" lifespan

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
I ran across this on the John Hopkins site posted by someone asking a question there and thought it was interesting:
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I'm 53, HIV+ since 1999, on Truvada/Sustiva since January 2005. Undetectable since April 2005, 600+ CD4. I'm... 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

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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 »

Average for positve test 10-14 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As you all can see the average for positive test is 10-14 days before they said 21 or 25 days. Info from John Hopkins medical management of HIV 2001.

The window period: The time delay from infection to positive EIA averages 10 to 14 days with newer... Read more »