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Living With Hiv Normal Life Expectancy Under Right Circumstances

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Normal Life Expectancy?

First, I should tell you that each and every one of the professionals on this site that work so hard to add a voice of reason to an otherwise very confusion situation are worth your weight in gold. Thank you.I am a 40 year old man newly diagnosed...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I tell my patients who have just been found to have HIV that there IS a chance of a normal life expectancy, and that that chance has been getting greater with each passing year, as the risk of antiretroviral therapy failures has decreased in the... 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 »

So is this an extenuating circumstance? (DISCLOSURE)

Hey doctor, First of all I would like to send out my condolescences to you for your recent loss. I... Read more »

Normal Life Expectancy Seen for North Americans With HIV

People living with HIV in North America who receive antiretroviral therapy have improving -- near normal, in fact -- life expectancy, according to new data presented at IAS 2013. Investigators from the NA-ACCORD presented the results of their... Read more »

Life Expectancy for People Living With HIV Increases by 15 Years

Life expectancy estimates broken down by groups. Adapted from R.S. Hogg et al. IAS 2013; abstract TUPE260. A person living with HIV who is on treatment in the U.S. or Canada can expect to live almost a normal life span, according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

As part of a sizeable 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africans on HIV Drugs Can Expect Normal Life Span -- Study

Ugandans with HIV/AIDS who receive antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can hope to have a near-normal life expectancy, according to research announced Monday at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in... Read more »
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can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can you still live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+? for how long??? Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies

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 »

is anyone out there living a normal life with meds

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I read horror stories probably too often about meds and death do to hiv. I have told most i have been positive for 6 yrs and need to start meds very soon. I don't know what to do. I want to love life. I want to live. I don't want to be a... Read more »


Posted by sbev1981, 1 Reply
Hello All-
I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. The one thing that you need to remember is that you are going to be ok!! When I first got the shocking news from my doctor in January the first thing that went through my mind is "OMG my... Read more »