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Life Expectancy With No HIV Meds

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my best friends life expectency?

My best friend has recently discovered he has contracted HIV. His cd4 count was 126 two weeks ago and a few days ago it dropped to 96. Some days he has no energy at all and others he's able. He constantly suffers headaches and tiredness. He's 27...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The life expectancy for a given patients with AIDS is highly variable depending on access to quality care, other medical conditions (ie smoking or Read more »

Life Expectancy

Given the success of new meds what is the typical life expectancy. I contracted PCP in Dec. 2007... 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 »
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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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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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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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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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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 »

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 »

my history..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about retesting, and the chances of a false poz.one thing that scares me is dying young though.anyone with an idea what the ave life expectancy of a hiv poz person is nowadays, what with all the new meds? thanks guys for being there, i really... Read more »