A large study of 88,504 people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), published in the Lancet journal and reported widely in the news, has found substantial improvements in life expectancy in people with HIV who started ART after 2008, even in their first year of therapy. People who started ART in 2008-2010 and who had […]
Several studies have shown that, thanks to modern HIV treatment, the life expectancy of many people living with HIV in richer countries is now close to normal. But this primarily applies to people who are diagnosed and begin HIV treatment with a relatively high CD4 cell count, before significant damage has been done to their […]
A new report hails the extraordinary success of HIV services but highlights need to adapt to an ageing population. Estimates suggest that by 2015 half of all those with HIV in the UK will be over the age of 50 years. This presents enormous challenges not only to those with HIV as they grow older […]
The HIV virus was discovered 30 years ago. In this article from the Daily Telegraph, a long-term survivor, Paul Clift (a member of the UK Community Advisory Board for HIV) reflects on his view of 30 years of living with HIV. The article can be read here.
A new research paper has suggested that with timely diagnosis and starting HIV treatment promptly, average life expectancy (for gay men) is typically expected to be 75 years. This increased to 78 years if the man didn’t smoke. Life expectancy was shorter for those who were diagnosed late (i.e. with a low CD4 count), but was still above […]