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Life Expectancy Without HIV Medication

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Life Expectancies of People Living With HIV in Virginia, Advancements in HIV Therapy Examined

...package of stories, the Richmond Times-Dispatch examined how highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has improved the life expectancies of people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the Times-Dispatch , "The shift to longer life... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Continued HIV/AIDS Progress Could Lead to Increased Life Expectancy, Population Among Developing Countries, U.N. Report Says

... Life expectancy in developing countries could increase to 69 years by 2050 if the global health community sustains progress in controlling HIV/AIDS Read more »
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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 of 53m pos

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Does any body know how long a 53/m in fairly good health who just test pos. might live? Thanks for some answers 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 »

Life with HIV

Posted by blkshape, 8 Replies
...week , I went for first time to my doctor. The doctor , who is supposed to be a specilits in HIV , told me that A normal life expectancy is 8 years without meds and 8 more with meds. It means to me 16 years of life . I have readt in the body... Read more »