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    HIV Patients’ Life Expectancy Increases by a Decade

    It’s a medical miracle. A new report based on data from 18 studies of 88,500 HIV-positive patients across Europe and North America found that life expectancy has lengthened by 10 years since the mid-1990s. Young patients diagnosed with HIV today who receive treatment can expect to live into their late 70s. The research highlights the progress made with antiretroviral treatments and medical management over the past three decades. However, researchers explained that early diagnosis and preparing health care systems to care for seniors with HIV are key.

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