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Life Expectancy Of Hiv Positive People

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Improved Life Expectancy for HIV-Positive People Receiving Treatment

HIV-positive people in wealthy countries using highly active antiretroviral therapy now live an additional 13 years on average, but a large disparity in life expectancy remains between HIV-positive people on HAART and the general population,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Longer Life Expectancy for HIV-Positive People in North America

Large studies, primarily from Western Europe, the U.S. and Australia, have found that potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has led to tremendous improvement in the health of HIV-positive people. In Canada and other... Read more »
TheBody.com

Life Expectancy Keeps Rising for People With HIV, Particularly When They Start Treatment Early, Study Finds

The newest generations of antiretroviral drugs continue to improve the outlook for people newly diagnosed with HIV, according to a recent report. Those living with HIV can now expect to live longer and healthier than ever before, and there is new... 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 »

what is the life expectancy of a positive person

how can a person live a healthy life what regim he should follow is their any new medicine coming which would eradicate the virus ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Effective HIV treatment has only been available for about 12 years so very long term experience is still lacking. Projections for long term survival are encouraging for patients who are on effective treatment and achieve a CD4 count > 500. One... Read more »

Life expectancy of an HIV positive person on treatment

How many years does an HIV positive patient on HIV treatment survive?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That depends on many individual factors including current age (hard to expect a 60 year old to live 40 more years), other factors (use of IV drugs or presence of hepatitis C/smoking et cetera), and success of HIV treatment (suppressed virus and CD4... Read more »

hiv positive (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2011) (PROGNOSIS, 2011)

I just found out that I am hiv positive. I have not seen a doctor yet. I'm only 26 years old and I want to live more years. if I follow my doctors instructions and appointments and take my medication and stay healthy would I survive more years....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Unfortunately I don't have an infallible crystal ball that predicts the future. The clinical course of HIV/AIDS varies from person to person. However, if you have access to HIV-knowledgable physicians (preferably an HIV specialist... 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

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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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.

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HIV Positive -What to Expect?

Posted by DC_Diver, 4 Replies
Hey all newbie here, need some advice. My partner found out he was HIV+ about a year ago (Im HIV- to date). He went on Atripla right away, but other than that, we haven't really "dealt" with this new reality at all. We dont speak about it much... Read more »