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Age At Time Of Infection And Progression To Aids

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...lack awareness of the risk factors for getting HIV (see Fact Sheets 150 and 152 ) Many older people are newly single. They get divorced or lose their mates. While they had a partner they may have ignored HIV prevention messages. Very little HIV prevention education is targeted at older people Many older people believe that HIV only affects younger people Most older people get no training in safer sexual activities (see Fact Sheet 151 )...
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Age at time of infction

I am not sure this is the right forum to ask this question. Does age at time of infection mean faster progression of the disease especially without treatment? The average I know is 10 years without treatment but what effect does age have to do with...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...people who get infected may tend to progress more quickly, but that is not a rule. There are many factors that influence disease progression. Some are age related, some life style factor related, some are related to coinfection exposure, and some... Read more »

Fast progression

I was infected with HIV on may 2005 (age 28). The cd4 count after acute infection was 460. Last year CD4 count was 650 and now dropped to 278, viral load increased from 14 000 to 100 000. I felt perfectly well. I havent had even a cold during that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is a wide range of progression from initial HIV infection to AIDS (either clinical or CD4 count > 350) even after 10 years. The average without treatment was Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who wrote a feature article about me several years ago for a local newspaper. She wrote to graciously volunteer some of her time to help The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. (Megan, if you're reading this blog, it's great to hear from you... Read more »

THANK YOU! + 2 QUICK QUESTION

Hello Dr. Bob,Thank you very much for answering my questions re the effects of mild CVID or IgA on the progression from HIV to AIDS. You stated that, even with a 'normal, healthy' person, "There is no 'least' and 'longest' times. It's very variable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Joy,Briefly HIV disease progression depends on many factors, both viral (viral strain, viral load, viral fitness) and host (immune integrity, age, genetics, concurrent Read more »
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The Body PRO

Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...of the primary results are that neuropathic signs persist -- and perhaps even increase -- after the initiation of therapy as time goes along, despite the improved immunologic function and viral control [associated] with the initiation of therapy.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN: Progress Being Made on Combating HIV/AIDS

...reproductive health or maternal health," said Kazatchkine, referring to other MDGs. "Over 50 percent of deaths in women between the ages of 15-49 in Africa are from AIDS." Back to other news for September 2010 Search the Newsroom archive ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...researchers to document the presence of HIV genes in virtually all patients with AIDS, as well as in individuals in earlier stages of HIV disease. Postulate #3 has been fulfilled in tragic incidents involving three laboratory workers with no... Read more »
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QUICK QUESTIONS

Posted by worrywart22, 5 Replies
...WHATS THE LONGEST PERSON WHO LIVED WITH HIV/AIDS?AND HOW MANY YEARS AND WHATS THE AVERAGE PERSON TO LIVE WITH HIV/AIDS???? Read more »

Information Overload. What happens to me Next?

Posted by Mondo, 2 Replies
...all carry a history of illnesses from our life before HIV. Our medical intervention and treatments commenced at different stages of the infections progress and the medications we take are often different from others. So the list goes on. I have... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infection. The epidemic is growing most rapidly among minority populations and is a leading killer of African-American males ages 25 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects nearly seven times more... Read more »