People Infected With HIV Are Living Longer Than Ever

July 2, 2008

A new report has shown that people who are infected with HIV are living longer than ever, as the overall mortality rates for people with HIV continue to decline...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new report has shown that people who are infected with HIV are living longer than ever, as the overall mortality rates for people with HIV continue to decline.

The new study was published in the July 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medication Association, and compared the mortality rate of people infected with HIV to the general population.

The study followed more than 16,000 people from different countries for over 6 years.

What they found over the course of the study is that now, people who are infected with HIV have the same risk of death after their first 5-years of being diagnosed as the general population.

There is no increased risk of death for someone infected with HIV until after they have the disease for over a 5-year period.

This is the first ever study to compare the death rate associated with HIV, to that of the general population.

The study has revealed that people are living with HIV longer than ever.


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