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Hiv Aids Life Expectancy

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HIV/AIDS life expectancy

What would approximate life expectancy be if a patient has 5,300 copies per ml virus load and 3.72 log copies, not taking antivirals, Recently had a bout with pneumonia but asymptomatic at this time. He is 51 years old and has no other major health...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The life expectancy for a person with HIV depends on a number of variables including most importantly CD4 count. In general life expectancy is maximized (can approach that of HIV- population) when CD4 count > 500 and px is on treatment with HIV... 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... Read more »

Life expectancy HIV/AIDS

HelloMy question applys to a common response to the question about life expectancy of people... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Could Reduce Life Expectancy in South Africa to 46 Years, Researchers Say

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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 a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... 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
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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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 »