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  International AIDS Conference
Durban, South Africa
July 18-22 2016
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GETTING THERE? LIFE EXPECTANCY BY HIV STATUS AND EDUCATION IN SWITZERLAND ...former & even moreso current IDUs, and smokers have much reduced life expectancy
  Reported by Jules Levin
Durban 2016 July 18-22
A. Gueler1, M. Zwahlen1, A. Calmy2, H. F. Gunthard3,4, E. Bernasconi5,
H. Furrer6, C. A. Fux7, M. Battegay8, A. Moser1,9, M. Egger1,10,
for the Swiss HIV Cohort Study and Swiss National Cohort
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern Switzerland1; Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland2; Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital of Zu-rich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland3; Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich, Zurich , Switzerland4; Division of Infectious Diseases, Regional Hospital Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland5; Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern, Switzerland6; Division of Infectious Diseases, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland7; Division of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology, Universtiy of Basel, Basel, Switzerland8; Department of Geriatrics, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern, Switzerland9; Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa10
from Jules: study reports: "Overall life expectancy at age 20 years of HIV-positive individuals increased from 20.8 years in the dual therapy era to 54.9 years in the most recent cART era (Table 1)." of note: in Table 1 you will see the vast reductions in life expectancy for smokers and for IDUs: for current smokers there is a 10-year reduced life expectancy, and 5 years for former smokers compared to those that never smoked; of particular note, for current IDUs life expectancy is reduced by 25 years compared to those who never used injection drugs, but even more noteworthy is that for former IDUs life expectancy is reduced 18 years compared to those who never used IDs.