Having HIV has changed
Before the invention of antiretroviral treatments, HIV could lead to AIDS in just a few years—shortening the lives of everyone with the virus. But with early diagnosis and treatment, people with HIV are now living longer than ever.
[+] As of 2013, a 20-year-old person with HIV on antiretroviral treatment in the U.S. or Canada may be able to live into their early 70s.
The way people with HIV live has changed, too. There are lots of places to find support. There's so much information available. And there are more treatment options available than ever.