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Age Range Of People With Hiv

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HIV and Aging

Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing Living and Aging With HIV Aging-Related Health Challenges What Else Can You Do? Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV+ Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today theepidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over).While 50 may not...
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Complicated case ( Neutropenia & CD3 and CD4 isn't in the normal range ) Please help

Dear Doc David ,Please answer me this time as your opinion means a lot to me and i need to weak up from this bad dream.I am male , 29 years , from Middle East.I had unprotected vaginal sex with sex worker 3 months ago and i don't know her HIV...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I think your HIV tests are correct and you are not infected. Most people seroconvert from HIV negative to positive within 12 weeks after infection. The rest do so by 24 weeks. Older antibody tests were less sensitive and back then there was no HIV... Read more »

range of "normal" for T cells

Is there a reference range for T cells that is based on age? In infected people, we know this terrible virus attacks the T cells. In non-infected people, do the T cell numbers also decline as a result of age? Is T cell reference range for...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The range of cells does not change appreciably. It's the function of cells that does.... 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,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

viral load range at set point

What is the portion of those HIV+ people having low viral load under 1500 copies per ml at set point without treatment? Please answer more in detail. I know it should be a few. But how few?thank you very much for you hard work. Peter...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Probably < 5%.... Read more »
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Newly diagnosed-looking for others in my age group

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there!

I'm newly diagnosed as HIV+. I was infected through heterosexual contact. I haven't started any medications yet, but have sought treatment with a really great doctor. I'm looking for people in my age range (21-29) that are in a similar... Read more »

Older people with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My mother was just diagnosed with HIV --she's 65 for god's sake! She said she had sex with a man she met in Florida five years ago--someone her age. No one told her she had to use protection. Are there any other people out there with parents with... Read more »

MTV needs people impacted by HIV

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
Please reply directly to stayingalive@mtvne.com
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Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »