Q and A


What is my life expectancy?

I am HIV+ and my latest CD4 is 666 and viral load is 1200. I and not on meds . I am 35 years old. I want to know about my life expectancy.

My question is that if my CD4 is above 400 does that mean I am normal?

Please tell me about life expectancy?



Thank-you for your email. Please see these previous questions about life expectancy and our this page about CD4 counts for answers to your questions.

If you need any further information after looking there please let me know.


  1. Simon Collins

    Hi Rasal, no one can predict life expectancy for an individual. Lots have studies have reported that average life expectancy is now similar for HIV negative and HIV positive people. This depends on having access to treatment and taking it carefully to keep viral load undetectable. HIV shouldn’t stop you doing anything you want to do.

  2. Rasal

    I’m hiv positive my cd4 is 443 vl is 32. what is my life expectancy? is life manageable with hiv today?


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