My CD4 is 450, what is my life expectancy?
I’ve just been diagnosed with HIV. My CD4 count is 450. My doctor told me I will live for 15-20 years. Is this really true?
Thanks for getting in touch.
Though no one can predict how long someone will live for, your doctor telling you that you have 15-20 years is very irresponsible. It’s also wrong.
As long as you take your medication a prescribed, then there’s no real reason why your life will be cut short. Please see Q10 here for more info: http://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions