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Do HIV/AIDS Infected People Get Older Faster

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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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burn out at old hiv-pioneers (OLDER PEOPLE AND HIV/AIDS)

Hi Dr. Bob.Mikel again from Germanys online-support hotline :-)on world aids day i will be interviewed by a radiochannel to the subject of "getting old with hiv"gee, I am just 48 and within the hiv-community i am rated as "older"...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mikel,Hopefully the information below will help with your interview. By the way, HIV "daddies" can still be hot! Stay well.Dr. Bobdata & longevityJun 22, 2007 Hi: thank you for all the insightfull information. I am compelled to... Read more »

Young With AIDS - Older with only HIV infection?

I have met "recently infected" people who are very young and have AIDS. People so young that you would not think they had time, the 8-10 year time span, within which the onset of AIDS is thought to occur. I am 33y/o and have been infected...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello Rob, thanks for posting. Some people with HIV infection mount a weak immune response to the virus, have high viral loads, lose CD4 cells rapidly, and progress to AIDS much faster than the average 10 years. Others have relatively stable... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
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
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

Alternative and faster HIV testing

I've read about a new HIV test (PCR or p24) that can detect HIV infection within 6 weeks. I'm curious as to knonw what the "appropriate" window period is to get tested with maximum accuracy on this test and how it relates to the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions.There are a number of tests that can be used to diagnose HIV infection. Letme review each of these tests, and when they normally turn positive afterinfection.By far, the most common are the antibody tests. These are... Read more »
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Older people with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My mother was just diagnosed with HIV --she's 65 for god's sake! She said she had sex with a man she met in Florida five years ago--someone her age. No one told her she had to use protection. Are there any other people out there with parents with... Read more »

HIV in Older Adults

Posted by crabman, 3 Replies
I know that many of us are now 'older'. This was an attachment in one of my emails today. It covers some of the additional things that those of us that are older with HIV need to keep in mind concerning our health. While this is geared toward... Read more »

In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
The New York Times, June 15, 2001, Page B1

The Big City: In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

By JOHN TIERNEY

IN July of 1988, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the estimated number
of cases in New York City suddenly plummeted. The city health... Read more »

Older HIV'ers

Posted by aNewBeginning, 1 Reply
I learned I am HIV positive on 2/03/10. I met with my infectious disease doctor two days.
I would like to hear from older guys who are dealing with HIV.
Have a great day.
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