People living longer with HIV, but First Nations, drug users, women with disease lag behind (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study shows Canadians being treated for HIV can expect to live longer. But some groups are lagging behind.

“The differences are between men and women, those that have a history of injection drug use and those that don't, and then First Nations people as a whole,” said Dr. Robert Hogg, lead researcher of the study from the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration.

Hogg, a senior scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, said the study concluded that people with HIV, on average are living 16 years longer than they did in 2000. 

CBC News reports.

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