People diagnosed with HIV have very low life expectancies
As little as fifteen years ago, those diagnosed with HIV could expect to develop AIDS and die from the illness on average just five years after diagnosis. This was due to the late stage HIV was generally diagnosed at and the limited treatment options available.
These days, improvements in treatment and early diagnosis mean that people can on average expect to live for 24 years after being diagnosed with HIV. Younger people and those that take their HIV medication correctly can expect to live even longer that this with life expectancies close to those without HIV.Read More >>