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Effects Of Hiv Aids On Life Expectancy In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...count up, keep your viral load down, take your HIV meds properly and live a healthy life, there's no reason to think that your life will be any shorter with HIV than it would have been without it. The latest information on life expectancy for HIVers shows that HIV-positive people who are on treatment can expect to live well into their 60s and beyond -- and the estimates keep getting closer to those of HIV-negative people as HIV meds...
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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 Read more »

medication

I have been on Atripla for 8 months now for HIV and having no problems. Will this prevent my chances of getting AIDS and what is the expected life span for a person with HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that, if you were diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 35, you'd still live to be 72, just six years lower than the average U.S. life expectancy.) If you're a woman, the study suggests, you'll live about three and a half years longer than a man, on... Read more »

Want to share this video on HIV and AIDS research (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2010)

I Doctor. I watched this video and wanted to pass it on to you so if you ever get the time to watch it, perhaps you can give your opinions on it. This research Virologist I believe is his expert field in the 1980-90's, suggested then that HIV exists...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...solid scientific evidence of how HIV infects human cells, damages the immune system and results in AIDS. The life-sustaining effects of antiretroviral drugs have also been absolutely established by countless clinical trials and large... Read more »

non-existence of hiv? (AIDS DENIALISM, 2010)

Dear Doctor Robert Frascino,I am hiv positive since 2004 and am doing just fine. No coinfections, mild side effects (fatigue mostly), no oportunistic infections, cd 4 cell count of 714, viral load undetected since the i begun taking antiretrovirals....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...solid scientific evidence of how HIV infects human cells, damages the immune system and results in AIDS. The life-sustaining effects of antiretroviral drugs have also been absolutely established by countless clinical trials and large... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe Has Reduced Life Expectancy, Not Affecting Population Growth, Study Says

... HIV/AIDS has reduced the life expectancy in Zimbabwe, but the country's overall population growth remains unchanged as births continue to outpace deaths, according to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambique Declares Fight Against HIV/AIDS "National Emergency" in Five-Year Program

...Health authorities also estimate that about 500 new HIV infections occur daily in the country. "This situation implies reduced life expectancy and a loss of the human capital that contributes to economic growth and household subsistence," the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic "Reversing Decades" of Development in Africa, Opinion Piece Says

... The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is "reversing decades of slow improvement in child survival, life expectancy, educational progress and economic growth," Cesar Chelala, an international public health consultant, writes in a Seattle... Read more »
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, Read more »
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...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 life expectancy? I'm 25 and would love to live to a ripe old age and I'm concerned about this more then anything else ... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...partners. 3.Manages the overall budget in collaboration with the AIDSRelief Project Manager; closely tracks and monitors the effective use of program funds in the overall implementation of the project. 4.Ensures that grant and partner... Read more »

WHO Accused of Huge HIV Blunder

Posted by Anonymous
...on the assumption that all the virtual deaths in these computer models are real. So when we see statements like, “life expectancy in Botswana has dropped below 40 for the first time since 1950,” this has nothing to do with... Read more »