Combination Therapy Lengthens Lifespan for HIV Patients

Medpage Today reports:

Although the life expectancy for HIV patients on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has increased steadily since 1996 in developed countries, it still falls short of that in the general population, researchers found.
The remaining life expectancy for a 20-year-old HIV patient on cART increased from 36.1 years in 1996-1999 to 49.4 years in 2003-2005, Robert Hogg, Ph.D., of the British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS here, and colleagues reported in the July 26 issue of The Lancet.