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What Is The Average Lifespan After Hiv Infection?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Average Lifespan in Swaziland Plummets to 27 Years

According to a survey released by US Ambassador to Swaziland Gregory Lee-Johnson, the AIDS epidemic will cut life expectancy in the kingdom to 27 years by 2010 unless its government launches a radical campaign against the epidemic. Life expectancy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies Suggest

Voluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Lifespans Cut Short by AIDS

South Africa's average life expectancy has declined by 13 years since 1990, from 64 years to 51 years, due to HIV/AIDS, according to a new survey by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Estimated life... Read more »
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HIV Lifespan (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Dr Bob,I am HIV- and my partner of the last 5 months was diagnosed with HIV 2-3 years ago. Since his diagnosis, he's been on treatment that he's responded very well to, as his viral load is "undetectable," he is extremely strict...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know!HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »

Understanding Lifespan

Dr Wohl, in your recent podcast interview, you mentioned a recent study that was done to try to find out the "cost of HIV treatment". A side effect of this study was that the study came up with an "average lifespan" number of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You raise many important points. It will be difficult to answer all of your excellent questions in detail as the text of such an answer would be the basis of a nice book reviewing much of what is known about HIV infection.As far as the article I... Read more »

hep b lifespan

gud day doc, what is the average lifespan of hepa b infected person?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not aware of any data on the "average lifespan" of a patient with hepatitis B. That is probably because HBV does not necessarily cause liver disease in every person infected. There are factors though that can accelerate disease... Read more »

Factors in lifespan with CD4 350+ versus 350-

Dear Doctor,I'm writing in regard to the research findings today posted on The Body web site regarding average lifespans for the HIV-infected with CD4s above 350 at time of initiating therapy versus less than 350. The study reports that those...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're referring to the North American ACCORD study that reported last year that life expectancy among positives in the US and Canada has increased steadily in recent years. This is entirely great news, and is true... Read more »
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seroconversion: 25 days average?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read that the average time for seroconversion is 25 days after infection. If you recall from school, to get an average you add up all the scores and then divide by the number of scores. Well we know that there are some people who take longer... Read more »

average

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The information that "the average time to test accurately for hiv antibodies is 25 days" is grossly outdated. So, let us not go into lengthy definition about the meaning of average. Most doctors, lab technicians and experts say that by 4 weeks, most... Read more »

Average for positve test 10-14 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As you all can see the average for positive test is 10-14 days before they said 21 or 25 days. Info from John Hopkins medical management of HIV 2001.

The window period: The time delay from infection to positive EIA averages 10 to 14 days with newer... Read more »

Testing "average"

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 3 Replies
I was just wondering, if the "average" person test + at 25 days, and ARS usually occurs between 2-4 weeks from exposure -- then some of those people could be experiencing ARS "while" testing positive?

Also, on some "common symptoms listings of ARS... Read more »