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Aging Associated With Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...inflammation (the body's response to infection). HIV drug treatment reduces immune activation and inflammation, but does not bring back the normal pre-HIV state. On-going inflammation appears to be related to many conditions associated with aging. Some of the chronic conditions of aging facing HIV-positive people include: Cardiovascular disease: As people age, the risk of heart attack or stroke increases. HIV and HIV drugs may further...
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Aging and HIV

Read your blog on this topic. Anything new to report on getting old? Advanced aging? HIV sure knows how to hurt a guy. By the way what's the latest, is it the virus or is it the drugs that's forcing us into old folks homes in the prime of our lives?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIVers.Some evidence suggests that cumulative exposure to HIV nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (like d4T, AZT, etc.) is associated with irreversible damage to the mitochondria that is nearly identical to the damage seen in "ordinary"... Read more »

weight gain from diet versus HIV

I'm 60, been on Lexiva, Norvir and Truvada for almost 8 months with good results. I have also experience belly weight gain which I am embarassed to admit is probably due to reduced gym time and overeating. I'm curious if there is means of telling...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There really is no reliable means to tell between normal age-related body shape changes versus those associated with HIV or HAART. There is an overlap between the changes associated with aging and HIV medication-related side effects. However, Read more »


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
...treatment and have undetectable viral loads, are still more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes, malignancies and other conditions associated with chronic inflammation and advanced aging. For some HIV may be a "chronic manageable disease";... Read more »

Pain associated with long term treatment of HIV

Dr. Henry,I started having deep aches in all my joints 2 years ago. I have been treated for HIV for 15 years with normal CD4 cell counts and non detectable Viral Loads and no other major illnesses. My specialist sent the inflammatory lab work up...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV clinic we also have not been seeing a trend of increasing joint problems above and beyond what might be expected with an aging population with increased rates of osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis similar to what is seen in the HIV-... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology: Education, Age and Drinking Associated With Smoking Status in HIV/AIDS

...colleagues. In multiple logistic regression analysis, race/ethnicity, educationlevel, age and heavy drinking were "significantly associated" with smokingstatus. The likelihood of smoking decreased, and the likelihood of quittingincreased, as... Read more »
The Body PRO

Older Age and NNRTI Regimens Associated With Faster Virologic Response in a Multisite Cohort of HIV-Infected Patients

...faster. People on PIs took about six months. That was the median time to suppression for them. Looking at our regression factors associated with increased time to suppression, the adjusted hazard ratios show that both older age and being on a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aging With HIV: The Hidden Side of the World's AIDS Crisis

...had not anticipated a long life, and had banked only modest savings. Living into old age with HIV infection and ART also is associated with greater likelihood of an array of illnesses: hypertension; diabetes; lipodystrophy; metabolic disorders;... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner The stigma associated with HIV Active substance abuse Depression Lack of financial resources and/or social... Read more »
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Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments associated with ageing, the New York Times reports. CDC estimates show that the number of people ages 50 and older... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...disease. Mr. Holloway, who lives in a housing complex designed for the frail elderly, suffers from complex health problems usually associated with advanced age: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, kidney failure, a bleeding ulcer,... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...As many of you know, I was diagnosed with HIV in September 1984; but, as with many others, I probably was initially infected years earlier. I started AZT in 1994, then DDC, Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...unify a diversely identified putative 'retrovirus': human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III ('HTLV-III'), immunodeficiency-associated virus ('IDAV'), aids-associated retrovirus ('ARV') and lymphadenopathy-associated virus ('LAV'). The not so... Read more »