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Ages Affected By Hiv Virus

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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

What's my position?

Hi, my latest results 2 months ago were CD4 735, 26%, VL 56,000 and I am not on meds. I started with some pain on my back about a week ago and went to my doctor about it 3 days later. He diagnosed it as shingles as a rash had started to appear. He...
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 progression is likely due to bad luck and some immune suppression. Although your CD4 count is in the normal range, your CD4% is already somewhat decreased. You likely acquired the shingles virus (chicken pox virus) as a child and it will remain... 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
...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 »

Long-term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Hi,I have been hiv+ for 23 years, whose CD4 count has fluctuated around 600. Viral load usually below 30,000. Four years ago my doctor took me off of meds, the logic that the drugs do not appear to affect the numbers either way. My new doc, who has...
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
I would agree with getting you back on meds, although I am not sure I understand the need for 5 drugs. Was significant resistance found? I am also not sure about the need for AZT in your case. It would be helpful if you had the resistance test... Read more »

Long-Term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Response to Dr. Holodniy's Question:I have Resistance: T69A, K70E, M184V and Other mutations, 98S, L135T, L63T, V771, 193L. She indicated that the AZT use was due to resistance factors. I was previously taking Videx, Zerit and Epiver over a 10-year...
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 resistance mutations are not that significant to warrant such an aggressive regimen of so many drugs. I still don't understand the reason for AZT. Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Aging and HIV

...the risks become greater. Heart disease has long been a concern in HIV, and especially in recent years as the HIV population ages and cumulative data on different markers for heart disease, including heart attacks, are growing. Heart disease is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18, 2009

...began its deadly course in the United States mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic touches people of all ages, including adults aged 50 and older. On September 18, the first National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, we pause... Read more »
The Body

Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...years and older, which was similar to the prevalence of frailty observed in the Cardiovascular Health Study for men of similar ages. After adjusting for most important factors, frailty was still higher in HIV-positive men compared to HIV-negative... Read more »
The Body

Cognitive Dysfunction: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...which is short for "transactivator of transcription"; it's a regulatory gene within HIV that accelerates the production of more HIV virus. In fact, Tat is crucial to HIV, because HIV completely fails to replicate itself without it. Tat protein is... Read more »
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Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
... "Another Kind of AIDS Crisis" A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...now 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 »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...value of preventing such problemsin this case, keeping positive people from starting smoking in the first place and helping all ages to quit. In fact, says Anastos, based on the findings of this study, Providing treatment for smoking cessation is... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...WHAT IS AIDS AND WHAT CAUSES IT? * AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). INCUBATION PERIOD AND SYMPTOMS: * The HIV virus does not live for long outside the... Read more »