My HIV is under control, how long will I live for?
Hi, I am 34 years old, diagnosed 2 years ago HIV Positive.
My CD4 is 660 and I am maintaining Undetectable level for last 1.6 years, When I diagnosed I started ART within month’s. I have no other health problems, don’t smoke, eat well. How many years I can live.
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It’s great to hear that your viral load is undetectable and that your CD4 is also high. What this means is that your HIV is under control.
With regards to life expectancy, due to your HIV being under control, there’s no reason why your life expectancy will be any different to what it would have been had you not contracted HIV. With modern ARVs it’s possible to live a normal life as Q 10 explains: https://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions