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What Is The Expected Life Span Living With HIV

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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 »

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Reduces Zambians' Life Span

Zambians' average life expectancy has drastically fallen from 43 years in 1996 to 37 years today due to the high incidence of disease, particularly HIV/AIDS, according to a UN report. The incidence of TB has jumped from 100 cases per 100,000... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is it really true HIV+ people can live normal life spans? How quickly do they need to be treated?

I will start by admitting my paranoia. I'm terrified to be tested for HIV. I am 30 years old and I have been happily married for 5 years. I have been sexually active since the age 16 and have not always practiced safe sex. Although I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not really a hepatitis question. However, the treatment of HIV now is much like diabetes or hypertension. If treated appropriately, and reasonably early the expectation is that people should live almost normal life spans. If you are worried... Read more »

Life span expectancy

Three years + ve and only one year monitored, Cd4 last time (August 02) 609; 32 First time (October 01) CD4 416 36 and no meds yet The highest CD4 635 34 (November 01) the percentage is going down from 36 to 32 Cd4 seems stable. How much years...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.From the looks of it, you have a stable and normal CD4 cell percentage. The total CD4 count bounces around as you can see.You ask about life expectancy-- there are many factors that go into this; primarily what your current... Read more »

Life span of people who had symptoms

Hello Dr MoyleI read that people who didn't develop ARS symptoms live longer.Is this the case?Also could you please advise if you are aware of the life expectancy of someone with subtype E? (also known as A/E - the one they have in Thailand)I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Hi DavidThere is not important difference in HIV outcomes, survival, speed of progression or response to medication by viral sub-type or clade.Its hard to predict life expectancy for any individual, doctors aren't good at play in God! Several... Read more »

Confused about life span?

Dr. Young,I would like to start off by thanking you for all your help in answering everyones questions and concerns. Iam a little confused with an answer given relating to Hiv and life span. You recently answered a question about life expectancy...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Sorry you're dissapointed by my previous answer. Please take the time to search the forum on the dozens of ther replies we've taken to this question- you'll see from all of these the breath and variability to the answer.My answer... Read more »
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hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... 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 »

Life Expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone have and idea of what the average life expectancy of some1 infected today would be? I see people on here whe have been pos for about 4 years and have countless problems then there are people that are 20 plus years pos and have little or no... Read more »

Life Expectancy for H.I.V.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know the life Expectancy for H.I.V.

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