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Expected Longevity Of A Person With Hiv

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longevity of hiv people: is this true doctor?

Dear Doc, please see the link:http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_life_exectancy_survival_1667_14989.shtmlthis says in lancet that:The researchers predicted that a 20-year-old person starting ARV treatment between 1996 and 1999, the early years of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those general estimates seem reasonable (estiamtes may be further improving recently) assuming patient has access to good medical care including modern antiretroviral medications. KH... Read more »

fear and longevity

Hello,I read so many conflicting things about this disease. One thing says it is chronic and... Read more »

Longevity

Hi,I am 2o, male living in India, have been HIV+ since birth(had a pos mother as well), recently... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longevity Gap Lessens for Blacks

The life expectancy gap between U.S. whites and blacks decreased between 1983 and 2003, according to a new study. The researchers cited improved AIDS mortality among factors contributing to the improvement. Between 1993 and 2003, the average life... Read more »
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No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
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Little Known About Timing of Menopause in Women With HIV

As the life expectancy of people living with HIV increases due to more effective care and treatment, there is an increasing focus on the presentation and management of conditions associated with aging. For all older women, menopause presents a... Read more »
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Life Expectancy for People Living With HIV Increases by 15 Years

Life expectancy estimates broken down by groups. Adapted from R.S. Hogg et al. IAS 2013; abstract TUPE260. A person living with HIV who is on treatment in the U.S. or Canada can expect to live almost a normal life span, according to a study... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Positive -What to Expect?

Posted by DC_Diver, 4 Replies
Hey all newbie here, need some advice. My partner found out he was HIV+ about a year ago (Im HIV- to date). He went on Atripla right away, but other than that, we haven't really "dealt" with this new reality at all. We dont speak about it much... 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 »

Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
When I found out the disabled adult living in my home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes all of their medication. I think they are up to 15 to 20... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello again,
On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Positive. I wanted to meet him,... Read more »