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Articles On Hiv Among The Elderly Population

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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Why is the prevalance of HIV increasing among the young and gay populations?

Hi Dr. Bob,I just saw this really troubling article on Yahoo News and thought you might have some feedback on it. In particular, it's really troubling that the rate of HIV infection among youth and gay men has increased so significantly over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is a highly complex issue and I could write a thesis on all the factors potentially contributing to these epidemiological trends. They would include such disparate issues as biology, sociology, politics, religion, perception, funding... Read more »

Elderly & HIV Positive

I am a 63 year old Gay man and I was diagnosed with HIV at age 60. I am still treatment naive with a viral load just under 14,000 and a T-cell count of 450. I work out at the gym 2-3 days a week, have a healthy eating pattern and get regular...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not sure how to find out who the oldest person living with HIV might be. Google is of no help, and there are no articles on this. I would say that a number of people have lived into their 80s with HIV infection. It might be a good idea for... Read more »

Does this new article on HIV possible cure in future promising?

Hi Dr. Bob, just read this article on a new approach in Germany of killing HIV infection. What caught my attention is a part that says HIV goes to sleep in memory T-cells and becomes impossible to cure. Does that also mean that when one goes for an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Yep, you are indeed misreading the information. It is true that HIV can get into long-lived "resting" CD4 T-cells and remain quiescent for many years. This is a very small population of cells, comparatively speaking. New strategies are... Read more »

Conflicting information in articles about the relationship between HIV and cortisol

Dear Dr:As someone infected with HIV and who has high cortisol, I have attempted to do considerable research into the link between HIV and cortisol - it has been utterly frustrating. Specialists have written articles and made statements that are...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Cortisol is produced by the body as a natural response to stress, including the stress of chronic illness. In the short term, it is a good thing allowing the body to better respond to physiologic challenges. In the longer term, however, it keeps... 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.

http://nymag.com/health/features/61740/
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an article from a WW

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I DON'T THINK gay men are doomed. I think the majority will survive AIDS. But I don't think I will survive it.

At the time I was most sexually active, I had maybe 20 or 25 partners in a month, maybe 150 partners in a year. This was in the late... Read more »

Interview for news article

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I work for "Voices Unabridged", a magazine on women and human rights. You can see it at www.voices-unabridged.com

I would like to profile a woman living with HIV in New York city. You can remain anonymous and not have your name cited in the article... Read more »

Which cities have highest HIV populations?

Posted by livesinadream
I'm wondering which cities in the US and frankly worldwide have the highest population living with HIV. I'm wondering because I live in the midwest with a rather small population and I am considering moving somewhere were the prevlance is much... Read more »