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Life expectancy of HIV-positive adults: a review.
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PMID:  22127039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We review studies estimating life expectancy (LE), the average number of additional years a person can expect to live, for HIV-positive adults and show variation by sociodemographic factors and level of immunosuppression. The LE of patients starting antiretroviral therapy early in the course of HIV infection and attaining restoration of a normal CD4 count may approach that of the general population. Improvements in treatment and the associated increase in LE imply that increasing numbers of HIV-positive patients will live to older age. Late diagnosis and presentation to care and treatment not concordant with guidelines contribute to reducing LE.
Authors:
Margaret T May; Suzanne M Ingle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexual health     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1448-5028     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Health     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101242667     Medline TA:  Sex Health     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK.
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