Life expectancy of HIV-positive Canadians rises to 65 years: study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study provides more evidence that an HIV diagnosis is no longer the all-but-certain death sentence of years past.

Researchers say the overall life expectancy of Canadians undergoing antiretroviral treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has climbed to 65 years.

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, says treatment not only improves the health of people living with HIV, but also reduces its transmission.

The Globe and Mail reports.

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