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Hiv Age Expectancy

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HIV i-Base

Issues That Divide Expert Opinion: When to Start, HIV and Aging and the Impact of HIV on Life Expectancy

Table of Contents Introduction When to Start: ASAP or Not So Fast? HIV and Ageing: A Clinical Concern or Confounded by Inappropriate Controls? Life Expectancy: Models for the Ultimate Outcome Comment References Introduction ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UK Study Shows How Better HIV Drugs Extend Lives

Life expectancy in UK residents treated for HIV infection grew by over 15 years during 1996-2008, largely due to earlier diagnosis and treatment with better, less toxic drugs, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from the UK... Read more »

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 »
Ask the Experts

Can I expect the same complications of a regular person while aging?

Dear Dr. Moyle,I have been reading and trying to gain knowledge about what to expect as I get older. I am 21 years of age. I was tested November of last year and in the following month since my CD4 count came out low ((CD4 210) and (Viral load at...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Dear LEMMost likely the answer is yes, you will age in a fairly normal way. Immune deficiency (low CD4s) is associated with accelerated aging and some effects of HIV and some medications may make some common problems of aging occur more often or... Read more »

life expectency becoming less because of age

Dr Gerald Pieronegood morning . I am the same person from India. Doctor I am doing well with my meds . I started 30 days back and have not missed even pill .doctor my only worry is I am ond4T which I am reading in the other forums of body is that...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, I know you are the same person from India. Dr. Young and I were discussing your case over breakfast this morning in Chicago (we are covering ICAAC for If you don't mind, we have decided that next time we visit India we plan... 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 »

Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range... Read more »
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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 »

What to expect - want to quit my job - should I?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello, I am the wife of a hiv+ husband. We are both the breadwinners in the family of four kids. He was diagnosed three years ago and is not on meds, his cd4 is around 320 and viral load around 50k to 80k. We are planning on buying a bigger... Read more »

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
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 »