Life Expectancy After Aids Diagnosis

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Life expectancy

I'm a 42 yr. old man. I was dx. with HIV at 36, t cells were 147, VL at 75,000, I had thrush and shingles. I am now at VL of less than 75 copies per ml.and a t cell count of 900, it dropped 300 points in 3 months. Should I have been given an AIDS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 (T-cell) count that falls below 200. Even if the count subsequently comes back up, the AIDS diagnosis remains. (See below.)Life expectancy? Well, unfortunately none of has an infallible crystal ball (except for maybe Professor Trelawney in... Read more »

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FAQs About HIV/AIDS & Life Expectancy

...and my viral load has usually been low. How long can I expect to live? I recently read an article that claimed an HIVer's life expectancy is about 24 years after infection. Is this true? Do I really only have 10 more years to live? My aunt... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed Frequently Asked Questions

... General Questions | Life Expectancy General Questions I am a straight male who was recently diagnosed with HIV. My viral load is "very high" and my CD4 Read more »
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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

...Indian and Alaska Native population with a high school diploma (66%) in 1990 was less than the national average (75%). 11 Life expectancy for American Indians and Alaska Natives is shorter than that for persons of other races/ethnicities in... Read more »
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