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Age Range Of People With Hiv

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). Issues related to HIV and older people are receiving more and more attention as this population grows. In fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National HIV/AIDS and...
Ask the Experts


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
...malignancies and other conditions associated with chronic inflammation and advanced aging. For some HIV may be a "chronic manageable disease"; however, for many others it's anything but. Print out a copy of my blogs addressing these topics (see... Read more »

Is Resveratrol effective against the aging effects of being HIV positive?

Dr. Henry,I've both read and heard on the news about the anti-aging effects of resveratrol and just wondered if there have been any studies of this supplement related to HIV?I was wondering if there are any known interactions with existing HIV meds,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A clinical trial of the drug was just halted due to unexpected kidney side effects. To my knowledge has not been studied in HIV infections. If any reader knows of any published study please post. KH Read more »

middle aged and hiv

Ive read where basic average of someone who has hiv needing to go on meds is 5 years from infection and without meds dropping to 200 cd count between 8 to 10 years. Is this the same for someone in their late 40's? I read somewhere that people in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...diagnosis of AIDS has been shorter in older people. This may change if we start testing people more broadly. The immune system ages as well and is less resilient when we are older (over age 50 usually). So, even though older people are able to... Read more »

Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range of conditions which remain poorly studied and defined. Persons with good HIV control and high CD4 cell counts (> 500) in general have a good long term health prognosis that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

...Bureau 2000-based postcensal civilian population estimates. From 1997 to 2007, a substantially higher rate of men than women aged ≥45 years were hospitalized with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. Hospitalization rates for men in this age group... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Screening Among People Ages 55, Older Worthwhile, Study Finds

... Screening for HIV/AIDS among people ages 55 and older is worthwhile in terms of the potential savings in health care costs and the years of life gained from early detection, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newsweek Examines the Effect of Aging on People Living With HIV/AIDS

... Newsweek on Thursday examined the effects of aging on HIV-positive people older than age 50, who currently comprise the fastest-growing group of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. From 1990 to 2005, the number Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged 50 and Older

... The Numbers Prevention Challenges What CDC Is Doing References The number of persons aged 50 years and older living with HIV/AIDS has been increasing in recent years. This increase is partly due to highly active Read more »
Connect With Others

15 years old, and positive

Posted by blahblahblah, 7 Replies
...I just figured i would sign up on this site, and find someone my age to talk to. I don't know anyone my age that is positive with HIV. Well i am! I have questions, but i don't think anyone would Read more »

21 wm lookin for other guys around my age

Posted by Studsmurf1985, 9 Replies
...Found this site thought it was helpful. Would love to find people around my age to chat with. Positive for 3 months. Anyone out there? :) Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies over fifty. I just turned 53. This article is based on years of work that has tracked the incidence of the diseases of ageing in those with HIV. Those studies have found that HIV and Protease Inhibitors both make more likely that a person... Read more »

Age of AIDS to air on PBS May 30 and 31

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
... PBS Frontline will air a documentary on HIV/AIDS from the first mysterious cases in the late 70's to the present Read more »