Thursday, May 11, 2017
The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday.
In fact, a 20-year-old who began treatment any time since 2008, now has an expected lifespan of about 78 years -- approaching that of an uninfected person, says a study in The Lancet HIV.
Life expectancy in the "general population," excluding people infected with the AIDS-causing virus, is 79 years for men and 85 for women in France, and 78 for men and 82 for women in the United States, said the researchers.
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Source: CTV News