A new study suggests Canadians with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment can now expect to live as long as 65 years.
But Maxine Davis with Vancouver’s Dr. Peter Centre takes issue with it, however, saying that’s only for people who do not have complications, such as mental illness and addiction.
She says that means the healthcare system needs to change.
“(Those groups) actually need, on a daily basis, significant help in managing their HIV treatment, and combine it with things like other nursing care, and nutritious meals, and other therapies.”
Dr. Robert Hogg, who has worked with Simon Fraser University and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, led the research effort.