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What is the life of newly infected HIV patients in 2013?

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In brief: Depends upon therapy

Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy.
Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful.

In brief: Depends upon therapy

Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy.
Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful.
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