Life spans of Canadians with HIV shows big jump (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
A new study finds that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living about 16 years longer than they were in 2000.
The study by the Vancouver-based Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration found that the overall life expectancy of Canadians undergoing antiretroviral treatment for the AIDS-causing virus has increased to 65 years.
The study’s senior investigator, Robert Hogg, a senior scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, suggested socio-economic disparities and varying access to treatment were two possibilities.
Terry Haig reports.
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic