Q and A


My CD4 is 544, what is my life expectancy?

My last CD4 count was 544 and viral load 12,000.

I have been HIV+ for the last 12 years.

I am not on treatment.

What is my life expectancy?



Thanks for your email. I’m glad to hear how well you are doing and that your CD4 count is so strong.

So long as you start treatment before your CD4 count drops below 350 your life expectancy is very good, similar to somebody who is not HIV positive. Modern HIV treatment is very effective.

There are lots of previous questions about life expectancy here.


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Chandemo,

    Ayurvedic medicines won’t help your HIV. Its ART that does this.

  2. chandemo

    Cana a HIV patient take both ART and Ayurvedic medicines? Is that helpful?


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