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What Is The Life Expectancy Of Hiv Patients

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Ask the Experts

Life expectancy of AIDS patients on HAART?

I understand that a distinction is made between HIV and AIDS.I think the average life expectancy after diagnosis of HIV ranges from 5 years to 25 years. Is that correct?Once the AIDS-defining illness occurs, what is the prognosis, and the average...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...kidney disease. So looking after your general health with no smoking, a good diet and exercise is critical. Its hard to predict life expectancy for any individual, doctors aren't good at play in God! Several large cohort studies have published... Read more »

Recov AIDS patient life expectancy

I am HIV negative, dating a recoving AIDS patient, whose T-cell count has been about 400 for the... Read more »

HIV Long Time Survivor

Ive been HIV+ for 25 years. My Cd4 count is around 500 and my Viral Load undetectable. I very often... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Guardian Examines Challenge of Testing, Treating Patients With HIV/AIDS in Kenya

...Kenya. "Deep-rooted stigma and patchy health education has led many to cower from the disease, which has seen the country's life expectancy rates shortened by 20 years in the last two decades," the newspaper writes. Even though "[t]he country's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV, TB Cut Lesotho Life Expectancy to a Mere 36 Years

...world's third-highest prevalence of HIV and its fourth-highest TB prevalence. Poverty and violence complicate treatment, and life expectancy is just 36 years. "I'm calling for serious attention to TB, and serious attention to TB/HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Jose Mercury News Examines Obstacles HIV/AIDS Patients Face Obtaining Life Insurance

...lifestyle. Not a lot of people want to take that to their CEO." Another issue could be actuarial data that does not reflect true life expectancy of HIV/AIDS patients, according to the Mercury News . Guarantee Trust Life estimates life... Read more »
The Body PRO

Section on Liver Diseases

...use of potentially hepatotoxic medications play in the natural history of liver disease in HIV is unknown. Given the extended life expectancy of patients with effectively treated HIV, patients with hepatitis C coinfection should be evaluated in... Read more »
Connect With Others

He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
...love. Shawn, who contracted the virus from a blood transfusion as a child, is in good health, and doctors say that he has a good life expectancy ahead. Yet, Gwenn admits that when she first met Shawn, she did have apprehensions, especially when... 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 »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... 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 »