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Life Expectancy After Aids Diagnosis

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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new diagnosis- life expectancy

i compete nationally for my university track team. i have just become infected with hiv. how long and what kind of life can i expect to live. With modern treatments, can i expect to live until i'm 70?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I'll assume that you're in your 20's and were relatively recently infected. To answer your question in a nutshell-- I expect and counsel persons like yourself that you should have long term survival that can... 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 »

Life expectancy of someone with untreated full blown aids

If a person was diagnosed with full blown aids in 2000 and stopped meds in 2001, what's the estimated life expectancy? Currently symptoms include chills, wasting...cough... fatigue, skin rash....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range is quite variable so no prediction is appropriate. If a patient is on preventative meds of infections and has good nutrition and hormone status that can maintain health to some degree. Full blown AIDS has many definitions as well ranging... Read more »

End stage AIDS life expectancy

My dad was diagnosed with AIDS 3 months ago after having deteriorated both physically and mentally. At first it was thought to be severe depression but eventually end stage AIDs was diagnosed. He had non- hodgkins lymphoma 3 years ago too. He is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Many factors enter into this equation. When you say diagnosed with AIDS, was he known to be HIV positive before then and for how long, or was he just diagnosed with HIV infection? When he had lymphoma 3 years ago, was he already HIV positive, how... Read more »
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Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... 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 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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