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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
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 with HIV

Posted by blkshape, 8 Replies
Hello

Thank you for reading my post .

I am a newly diagnosed (one month) .Last week , I went for first time to my doctor.

The doctor , who is supposed to be a specilits in HIV , told me that A normal life expectancy is 8 years without meds and 8... 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 »

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LIFE SPAN HIV HEP COINFECTION

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LIFE SPAN OF SOMEONE COINFECTED WITH HEP B AND HIV?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think we will have a much better idea of that several years from now... I say that because we have great HIV drugs that have dual activity against HBV as well. I expect that the results of dual therapy will be apparent in the next few years and we... Read more »

Is it really true HIV+ people can live normal life spans? How quickly do they need to be treated?

I will start by admitting my paranoia. I'm terrified to be tested for HIV. I am 30 years old and I have been happily married for 5 years. I have been sexually active since the age 16 and have not always practiced safe sex. Although I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not really a hepatitis question. However, the treatment of HIV now is much like diabetes or hypertension. If treated appropriately, and reasonably early the expectation is that people should live almost normal life spans. If you are worried... Read more »

Life span with HIV-2

If some body is HIV positive in year Nov, 2010 with HIV-2 virus type , What can be his probable life span or life expectancy if it is detected very early and he has access to proper medications and maintains a healthy life style?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV-2 tends to progress more slowly than HIV-1. That is a person can be infected for a longer time before having any signs because the amount of HIV-2 in the blood (viral load) is lower than for HIV-1. HIV-2 does respond well to most treatment... Read more »

Life span of HIV

I've read with interest some of the emails about HIV hiding out while a nondetectable status has been reached. I'm curious though as to what the life span of HIV is, that is, how long does it have to live if it doesn't infect another...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The length of time that HIV can lie is fully dependent on the lifespan of the cell that it has infected. Some of the cells turn over with a half-life as long as 18 months. meaning that half the cells die off over this period of time. Given this, it... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kansas City Star Examines Increasing Life Spans of HIV-Positive U.S. Residents

The Kansas City Star on Monday examined HIV-positive U.S. residents' increasing average life spans, which "def[y] the virus' early image as a quick death sentence" but often "[w]ea[r] out the sympathy and patience of friends as health... Read more »
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

Africa: Sub-Saharan Life Span Down by Five Years

A World Bank report, Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa , released at the Cape Town Book Fair on Sunday said one in six African children die before reaching their fifth birthday from preventable and treatable diseases. Eduard Bos, World... Read more »