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Hiv Life 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 »

HIV News & Views: On Being an HIV Statistic; Life Expectancy Increases; Does HIV Define You?; and More

HIV News & Views, Aug. 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: On Being an HIV... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV/AIDS and Life Expectancy

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Aging With HIV forum ! The Basics | Diagnosed Over 40 | AIDS Diagnosis The Basics Does older age at the time someone becomes HIV positive mean faster progression of the disease -- especially without... Read more »
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with the advancements in medication and drug adherence. s it possible for someone not get sick from HIV 10 20 0r 30 years from nw?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yes, with current medications and access to care, it's entirely possible to live a normal life span. There are things that place this at risk-- namely poor adherence to medications and medical follow up, starting... Read more »

hiv life expectancy

Hi.Thank you for the chance to ask questions my doctor does not answer.I have been HIV+ for 12 years that I know of and at least 8 years before that I did not formally know.My t-cells are 655 and viral load is under 50 copies. I have been blessed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention if you are on therapy or not. If not then you would be considerd a long-term non-progressor - a group which generally has a good 10-20 year prognosis. Your T cell count and HIV level are compatible with very long term... Read more »

40 y/o, HIV+... life expectancy?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. My viral load was 56,000 and my t-cell 600. I have started taking epivir (300mg), viread (300mg) and sustiva (600mg).Thankfully, so far I have had few side effects (almost none) and the painful lymphnodes are a thing...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The combination you are receiving is s good choice and has been well studied regards lipo. Over 3 years of follow up the limb fat in individuals on this combo remained, on average, normal. So we anticipate that lipo will be a rare problem with this... Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a month now). I was tested about 6 months ago and the test result was negative. I was tested 6 months prior to that, and was negative then as well. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I see absolutely no reason to doubt the validity or accuracy of your previous HIV tests. You contracted the virus sometime within the past six months. (I assume you've had some risk exposure?) Your HIV specialist will be able to address your... 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 »

Life Expectancy for H.I.V.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know the life Expectancy for H.I.V.

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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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