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Does age matter with HIV?

Dec 19, 2006

Hi, I'm 16 years old, and I was just recently diagnosed with HIV, I was just wondering if its less dangerous to get HIV at a young age, or get it when you're older. Does it matter? Is your body generally stronger and healthier at a young age? Please let me know. Thanks, Hunter.

Response from Dr. Horwath

Most people are healthier and stronger when they are young. The age of 16 is certainly a healthy one for most people. But whether you're young or old, HIV infection is a serious threat to your health and needs to be taken seriously. Make sure you get a good doctor and pay carefull attention to your medical care.

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