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Older People and HIV

Table of Contents How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems For More Information The Bottom Line How Many Older People Have AIDS? About 29% of all people with AIDS in the United States are 50 or over. In 2001, this proportion was 17%. Over 50% of people in San...
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was married to a hiv positive person

Hi,I was married to a person whom I got to know was hiv positive after 1.5 yrs after marriage, his CD4 count was 137 and viral load 3700 when he was diagnosed.We had unprotected sex 5 times during this period and rest of the time it was protected.it...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereFirst I would say that after 20 months of testing you are indeed negative. I would not specifically call you "highly exposed" as having sex 5 times with someone with what I would consider to be a "relatively low" viral... Read more »

I am married to someone with HIV.

I would like to know if HIV affects a person memory, and other parts of the brain?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Having AIDS can definitely affect a person's central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain. If there is CNS involvement, one symptom is very often impaired memory. Another possible symptom is a change in a person's mood. If you... Read more »

married 30 years, both celibate by choice, one partner hiv +

After two years of constant fatigue, fever, etc., my husband was finally tested for hiv. Since we are celibate, and have been for many years, he was not tested at first. Also, he is not a drug user. He has not had any transfusions, and no...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I'm afraid I cannot offer you much advice or insight on this matter. I am not aware of any literature on this issue. The bottom line is that the HIV virus is transmitted via direct contact through a mucous membrane or blood. I can definitely... Read more »

HIV positive couple married but not having any sex

My husbnd is 48 and has been HIV+ for almost 12 years - hiscell count varies from 4 to 207, which I understand is "fullblown Aids". He is however strong and fairly healthy except for the fact that he suffers from hear fatigue.I am 58 and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. There may be several reasons for your problems with your husband:1) There may be medical issue going on here, as described in the posting, Decrease in sex drive and libido in people with HIV.2) If this is directly... Read more »
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I married a HIV positive man

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I married an hiv + man he is the father of my 2 year old, I found out when I was 4 months pregnant that he was + for 10 years, I blacked everything out he turned cold towards me he abused me and left me, im still testing negative as well as my son.... Read more »

HIV +, married and gay

Posted by SB63, 4 Replies
Was diagnosed 16 mths ago, have been married to a women for 31 years. Ilove her and married due to religious pressure as a youth(long story). Anyway, like I say I love her, but am gay and am deeply attracted to men, I have told her I am gay, but she... Read more »

Marrying an HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am dating a man that is HIV+. I want to marry him but my family is against it and the only thing that holds me back is a fear of becoming infected, and also watching him die from this illness. Anyone out there that can offer counsel?

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i loved him, married him, and eventually got lazy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I loved him, married him, and eventually got lazy. Now I have the
virus.

It was like a fairy tale. Too good to be true. He had HIV and I
said okay to marriage. We were'nt as careful with protection as
we... Read more »