My husband was diagnosed with full blown aids in 2015. He had along with that, thrush on the esophagus & cryptococcal meningitis. & now its 2019 & he has had the flu. His counts were holding steady (undectable @ times). Hes so frail looking. He does not look like the man I met in 2006. :( how long can one live like this?
The question is always difficult to answer. Many factors, in addition to advanced HIV infection, contribute to longevity including age, ongoing other medical problems, underlying family history and genetics, lifestyle choices, among others. People can certainly have good quality lives with advanced HIV infection, when the virus is under control and other medical conditions are being managed well.