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Effects Of Hiv Aids On Life Expectancy In Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Could Reduce Life Expectancy in South Africa to 46 Years, Researchers Say

HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in South Africa continue to increase and could reduce the life expectancy of South Africans from age 63 to 46, University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher Alan Whiteside said at an AIDS conference in Johannesburg, South Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Widespread HIV Treatment Helped South Africa Increase Life Expectancy, Researchers Say

With the average life expectancy for South Africans at 60 years old, the country "has achieved a 'stunning' increase in life expectancy in the last three years due to a government push to roll out antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to people with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Widespread HIV Treatment Helped South Africa Increase Life Expectancy, Researchers Say

With the average life expectancy for South Africans at 60 years old, the country "has achieved a 'stunning' increase in life expectancy in the last three years due to a government push to roll out antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to people with... Read more »
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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 to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
FHello Alan,The clinical course of HIV varies considerably from person to person. Life expectancy with HIV/AIDS depends on many confounding variables, including viral strain, access to and adherence with potent antiretroviral therapy, concurrent... Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 life expectancy

My question is what is the life expectancy of people with HIV-1 vs Hiv-2. I know that HIV-2 though a slower moving virus, does not work as well with medication? Have there been any studies done to show the life expectancy of both types?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There are two species of HIV, HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is by far the most commonly found and responsible for the vast majority of cases and illness. HIV-2 is generally thought to result in slower disease progression,... Read more »

Does HIV always turn into Aids (SURVIVAL) (LIFE EXPECTANCY 2008)

Hi Dr Bob,first l would like to say what a great effort you put into the forum, and you are my hero, l am recently Hiv Positive not on meds yet, CD450.... when my cd drops to 350 in the future, and l can take meds well, what are the chances l will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've recently addressed your question. See below. I have nothing new to add.Dr. Bobhow many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)Sep 6, 2008 Hi Bob, l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my... 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 after diagnosis of HIV ranges from 5 years to 25 years. Is that correct?Once the AIDS-defining illness occurs, what is the prognosis, and the average...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Having had AIDS is just a way of saying that HIV has dammage the immune system. It doesn't say much about future survival with good care. The current standard of care regimens, like those listed in the DHHS guidelines, should effectively... Read more »
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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 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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Life expectancy, cont.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do yall agree that HIV is becoming more and more a treatable disease like diabetes, where the majority of people who come down with the virus, while never being cured, will be able to be treated to where the virus is contained and never develops... Read more »

Life expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We have a friend who just told us she and her husband are both HIV+, and the husband has AIDS. We cannot find any information regarding their life expectancy. What does the current research on this matter say?

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