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Life Expectancy With 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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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 »

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 »

What is the practical meaning of an AIDS diagnosis?

Hello from the UK! Thanks so much for your excellent site, which is informative and comforting.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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... 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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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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Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...to expect & avoid now? Or does anyone have any helpful anwers? Can anyone tell me statisticly, how long is the average life expectancy? I know this is taboo among professionals but I believe education is empowering!!! And I want to know,... 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 »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »

Please Help - Looking for advice from experience

Posted by Newbie, 6 Replies
...me. I have become cynical about what the doctors are telling me...they say it is now manageable and i have a near to normal life expectancy. But i dont believe them..i feel like their just telling me that to make me feel better. I need to hear... Read more »