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Life Expectancy After Starting Treatment Meds

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Life Expectancy Without Meds

I have a question of curiousity? How long would a person live if they choose not to take medication? I have a friend that's currently undetectable but I know the day will come when he will need to take medication. Hypothetically Wondering! He as...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Unfortunately before treatments became available we had alot of experience with this issue.Statistics look at the average survival across many people...there are some who die quickly and some who can live for many years. ... Read more »

meds and life expectancy

Hi:I read your repsonse of July 23rd. It is in line with most of the reading that i've done. I am... Read more »

my best friends life expectency?

My best friend has recently discovered he has contracted HIV. His cd4 count was 126 two weeks ago... 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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Life Expectancy Continues to Rise for HIVers on Treatment, Huge Study Finds

... The life expectancy of people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV appears to be growing every year, at least for people fortunate enough to live 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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What Is HIV?

...reason to think that your life will be any shorter with HIV than it would have been without it. The latest information on life expectancy for HIVers shows that HIV-positive people who are on treatment can expect to live well into their 60s... Read more »
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Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
...I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always Read more »

The Journey Continues - Labs are in

Posted by trulife, 3 Replies
...My viral load has dropped from almost 200,000 to 130 and CD4 went up from 535 to 574. So far no more side effects from the meds. I take it at night before bed with a full glass of water and so far everything is going well. I will continue this... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...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 life expectancy? I'm 25 and would love to live to a ripe old age and I'm concerned about this more then anything else ... Read more »

Life Expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...My boy friend and I have recently tested +. We are just beginning meds and are wondering what kind of life expectancy we will have. We are now in our 20's and otherwise pretty healthy. Read more »