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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 to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
FHello Alan,The clinical course of HIV varies considerably from person to person. Life expectancy with HIV/AIDS depends on many confounding variables, including viral strain, access to and adherence with potent antiretroviral therapy, concurrent... Read more »

Tested Positive...what to expect

Dear Dr,Tested positive 2 days ago and getting blood work done in my next appointment (which is 2... Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: On Being an HIV Statistic; Life Expectancy Increases; Does HIV Define You?; and More

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Longer Life Expectancy for HIV-Positive People in North America

Large studies, primarily from Western Europe, the U.S. and Australia, have found that potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has led to tremendous improvement in the health of HIV-positive people. In Canada and other... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Improved Life Expectancy for HIV-Positive People Receiving Treatment

HIV-positive people in wealthy countries using highly active antiretroviral therapy now live an additional 13 years on average, but a large disparity in life expectancy remains between HIV-positive people on HAART and the general population,... Read more »
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Life Expectancy Continues to Rise for HIVers on Treatment, Huge Study Finds

The life expectancy of people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV appears to be growing every year, at least for people fortunate enough to live in resource-rich countries with access to HIV treatment. We're still not at the point where the life... Read more »
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Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
Hi

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 »

what can I expect at my first dr visit?

Posted by tippytu, 2 Replies
I'm just wondering what I should expect at my first Dr visit other than blood work? I'm I going to have to get undressed & all of that? I just want to be prepared.

Also I'm just wondering when I go to the Dr for something non HIV related are they... 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.

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Life Expectancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the concensus on this board on the average life expectancy of someone who is newly diagnosed with HIV?

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