The prognosis in patients with untreated HIV infection is poor, with an overall mortality rate of more than 90%. The average time from infection to death is 8-10 years, although individual variability ranges from less than 1 year to long-term nonprogression.
The results showed a steadily increasing life expectancy for people with HIV over the study period, 2000 to 2016. Whereas in the year 2000 people with HIV were, on average, expected to live 22 fewer years than HIV -negative people in the cohort, by 2016 this had narrowed to nine fewer years.
Some people have HIV for years before they know they have it. According to HIV.gov, symptoms of HIV may not appear for a decade or longer. This doesn’t mean that cases of HIV without symptoms are less serious. Also, a person who doesn’t experience symptoms could still transmit HIV to others.
The average global life expectancy from birth is 72 – that’s 70 for men and 75 for women. However, this changes with age. For example, somebody aged 69 may expect to live another 17 years on average. If you cannot view the life expectancy calculator, click to launch the interactive content.
A person’s viral load is considered “durably undetectable” when all viral load test results are undetectable for at least six months after their first undetectable test result. This means that most people will need to be on treatment for 7 to 12 months to have a durably undetectable viral load.
A study of young and middle- aged people ages 18 to 64 found that 1 in 6 preferred to die before age 80. Those who did tended to hold more negative beliefs about what old age would be like. Still, the vast majority of people surveyed wanted to live a good long life and had sunnier expectations for their own old age.
Professor Stuart Kim has now raised the maximum age from 150 to 200 years. But he has a problem. The world record of 122 years was set by Jeanne Calment, and has stood since 1997. Sponges and corals are known to live for thousands of years, while some sharks, and whales, can reach an age of over 200 years.
The oldest person to ever live and the oldest person ever (female) was Jeanne Louise Calment (b. 21 February 1875) from Arles, France who died at the age of 122 years and 164 days old.