Jul 20, 2017 | Updated: 06:33 AM EDT

Modern AIDS Drugs Could Add Up 10 Years To Life Expectancy In Europe & US

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Modern HIV drugs 'add 10 years to life expectancy' in US and Europe
(Photo : euronews / YouTube) Life expectancy for young adults who are HIV-positive has risen by 10 years in the United States and Europe thanks to improvements in treatments, according to researchers.

Modern AIDS drugs will surely bring big hopes and joy to people who are infected with an HIV virus. Latest study revealed that the said drugs can add 10 more years to life expectancy for young people living with the virus across Europe and the United States. So, how will the said medicine help out people extend their life with the said dreaded disease?

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The fight to HIV has been a global battle for human for a couple of decades. Statistics shows in 2015 that over 37.3 million people have been infected with HIV and 1.2 million people have died from AIDS. Health experts believed that the infection will continue to rise if no medicine or AIDS drugs will be produced.

Fortunately, modern AIDS drugs for the past years are drastically improving and giving hopes to persons infected that cure for the feared illness is coming. And now, latest development says that the newly invented medicine for HIV is bringing in good news for the said illness.

According to CNN, modern AIDS drugs can add an extra 10 years to life expectancy to young people living with the virus. The latest study reveals that 20-year-olds HIV person who took an antiretroviral therapy in 2010 could live a decade longer than those people who took the similar treatment in 1996.

Based on the study, fewer side issues and toxic implication is the reason behind the success of improving the effect of the modern AIDS drugs to infected person. According to researchers from Bristol University in the UK, the antiretroviral therapy includes taking a mix of three or more drugs that will work to stop the spread of HIV and prevent the damage in the immune system.

Voice of America further added that the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the modern AIDS drugs to be given as soon as possible following the diagnosis. The antiretroviral therapy or ART became widely available during the mid-1990s following the continuous widespread of the HIV virus.

The Bristol University researcher team examined 18 European and North American findings that involve 88,504 people with HIV taking the ART between 1996 and 2010. And result shows that between 1996 and 2013, life expectancy for the young HIV adults treated to the modern AIDS drugs rise by nine years for women and ten years for men in Europe and US region.


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