Situation: A patient was diagnosed with HIV–AIDS.
Dr Bad: You won’t live long enough. Dr Good: You can live a fairly normal life span. Lesson: In the 1980s, a young adult diagnosed with AIDS typically survived less than one year. Today, a similar person can expect to live to age 70 or beyond if he or she is diagnosed with HIV infection early, has access to and receives appropriate therapy, and can tolerate theMore »