The newest generations of antiretroviral drugs continue to improve the outlook for people newly diagnosed with HIV, according to a recent report. Those living with HIV can now expect to live longer and healthier than ever before, and there is new evidence to prove it — particularly for people who don’t wait too long before they begin treatment.
Research published in the British Medical Journal today shows that the average 20-year-old diagnosed with HIV can now expect to live to their mid-60s. The same person diagnosed in the mid-1990s had a life expectancy to age 50. That improvement is down to modern combination drugs that keep the virus in check.
Source: TheBody.com – October 14, 2011