Table 2

Summary of factors that may influence LE in people with HIV infection
Sociodemographic factors Lifestyle/behavioral factors HIV-related factors
Gender Smoking Late HIV diagnosis
Age Alcohol use CD4 count at cART initiation
Co-morbidities related to aging Recreational and injection drug use CD4 count and HIV RNA attained on cART
Ethnic group/country of origin Viral hepatitis co-infection Clinical AIDS prior to cART initiation
Place of residence/neighborhood Sexually transmitted infections Attendance at outpatient clinics
Socioeconomic status Adherence to cART

Abbreviations: cART, combination antiretroviral therapy; LE, life expectancy.


Sabin BMC Medicine 2013 11:251   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-251

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