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Encouraging life expectancy news

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jkinatl2:

--- Quote from: buginme2 on November 20, 2012, 11:39:31 PM ---What a stupid article.

Summarizing:  the life expectancy for someone HIV positive is great, unless you get sick and die.



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Exactly. It's "Yay!" unless it's "Boo!"

Way helpful.

leatherman:

--- Quote from: buginme2 on November 20, 2012, 11:39:31 PM ---the life expectancy for someone HIV positive is great, unless you get sick and die.

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it seems you missed a part.
"the life expectancy for someone HIV positive ON MEDS is great,"

it's the whole "without meds" part (whether from not having them to having resistance issues) that brings about the "sick and die" part

how easy it is to take for granted the value of having meds and having meds that work.

back in the day without meds life expectancy was only about 10-15 yrs after infection
with the first wave of meds, expectancy grew to 15-25 yrs after infection
now with the meds from the mid 2000s and on, it seems like expectancy can even be more than average, with upwards of 60 yrs after infection.

Hellraiser:
You also have to have a CD4 over 350...some of us still don't qualify for that.

buginme2:

--- Quote from: leatherman on November 21, 2012, 02:38:32 AM ---it seems you missed a part.

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Yes, like I said I was summarizing

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