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Life Expectancy After Aids Diagnosis

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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.

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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... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Projected Life Expectancy of People With HIV According to Timing of Diagnosis

"Effective antiretroviral therapy has contributed greatly toward survival for people with HIV, yet many remain undiagnosed until very late. Our aims were to estimate the life expectancy of an HIV-infected MSM [man who has sex with men] living in a... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

PWAs Preparing to Join Work Force, Survey Finds

In 1995 the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with AIDS was approximately three years. A dramatic shift has taken place over the past three years. Preliminary analysis of a study on employment, conducted recently by AIDS Project Los Angeles,... 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 count is 94. Could you tell me based on this how long ago I was infected? My doctor... 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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