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Expected Life Span For Patients With Hiv

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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

Missouri: St. Louis Sees Less Improvement for HIV Patients

Citing the cost of medicines as a barrier to treatment, an official with the St. Louis Health Department said improvements in life expectancy among the city's HIV-positive population have been less pronounced. An estimated 1,525 people in St. Louis... Read more »
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Life span expectancy

Three years + ve and only one year monitored, Cd4 last time (August 02) 609; 32 First time (October 01) CD4 416 36 and no meds yet The highest CD4 635 34 (November 01) the percentage is going down from 36 to 32 Cd4 seems stable. How much years...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.From the looks of it, you have a stable and normal CD4 cell percentage. The total CD4 count bounces around as you can see.You ask about life expectancy-- there are many factors that go into this; primarily what your current... Read more »

AIDS & Life Span

I have searched and read many of the q & a's on the life span of AIDS patients. But most refer to those living with HIV. My son was diagnosed as HIV+, but come to find out, he was actually already in full blown AIDS--his CD4 stayed well...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Your son has been fortunate to find a doctor who has looked after him so well. If he were to stop his treatment he would indeed see a fall in his CD4 count and be at risk of further illness and HIV-related death. If his viral load is now... Read more »

life span

is it a fairly safe assumption to say that most if not almost all patients who get medical help early in their infection(within a year or so) and whose health is reasonably good can expect to live decades(20++ years)?also I've read that almost...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Assumptions are dangerous. Every single individual has their own challenges and advantages when it comes to living with HIV. For many, new therapies will indeed improve their health and well-being, extending life by years if not decades. Early... Read more »

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 »
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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

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
Anyone have and idea of what the average life expectancy of some1 infected today would be? I see people on here whe have been pos for about 4 years and have countless problems then there are people that are 20 plus years pos and have little or no... Read more »

Life Expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
My boy friend and I have recently tested +. We are just beginning meds and are wondering what kind of life expectancy we will have. We are now in our 20's and otherwise pretty healthy.

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