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Life Expectancy With No HIV Meds

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Diagnosed hiv+ 8/11. Began Meds 4/13. What is life expectancy. I'm 51 y/I

My viral load was 4800 n T cell was 804 in 2011 newly infectedJan 2013 T cell 623 n viral 5k. Began Meds in 4/13. Complera.Viral load now undectable n cd4 796. What is approx life expectancy. I'm 51 yrs oldThank you. Mary...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello Mary and thanks for posting.Average life expectancy for people who access care and treatment (like you) on average is essentially normal. Indeed one predictor of life expectancy is the CD4 count that you start medications with- those who... Read more »

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Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
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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, 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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Life expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We have a friend who just told us she and her husband are both HIV+, and the husband has AIDS. We cannot find any information regarding their life expectancy. What does the current research on this matter say?

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starting meds and I want to know what to expect

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I just found out that because my t-cells have dropped 955 in the past 16 months and my viral load has climbed 45,000 and my percentages have dropped, I will have to start meds next week. I don't know what to expect. Can anyone tell me? Read more »