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Impact Of Hiv On Life Expectancy In Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Could Reduce Life Expectancy in South Africa to 46 Years, Researchers Say

HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in South Africa continue to increase and could reduce the life expectancy of South Africans from age 63 to 46, University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher Alan Whiteside said at an AIDS conference in Johannesburg, South Africa... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Chronicle Article Examines Debate Surrounding Impact of South Africa's loveLife HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday examined the debate surrounding loveLife , South Africa's national HIV prevention program for youth and one of the largest HIV/AIDS prevention programs in the world. The program, which began in... Read more »
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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 »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 life expectancy

My question is what is the life expectancy of people with HIV-1 vs Hiv-2. I know that HIV-2 though a slower moving virus, does not work as well with medication? Have there been any studies done to show the life expectancy of both types?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There are two species of HIV, HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is by far the most commonly found and responsible for the vast majority of cases and illness. HIV-2 is generally thought to result in slower disease progression,... 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 »

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 hero, l am recently Hiv Positive not on meds yet, CD450.... when my cd drops to 350 in the future, and l can take meds well, what are the chances l will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've recently addressed your question. See below. I have nothing new to add.Dr. Bobhow many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)Sep 6, 2008 Hi Bob, l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my... 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 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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