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.

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