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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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how many people are living with aids in US.

HOW MANY HEALTHY PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH AIS IN usa...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
There are 1.2-1.3 million of us in the USAbout half a million are taking HIV medications. About 250,000 people don't know they are HIV+ and will probably not find out until they get sick and end up in the hospital.Most people are doing well... Read more »

blankets and shawls for people living with HIV

I have a knitting group that wants to make lap blankets or shawls for people with AIDS---I understand they have a difficult time maintaining body heat. where can I take them (or send them) so that they can be used? or would they be unnecessary?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
That is so sweet of you.Please contact your local non-profits since most would jump at this offer.Thanks <a href="http://www.thebody.com/index/hotlines/other.html" target=_new>United States HIV/AIDS Organizations</a>... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »

Is it really true HIV+ people can live normal life spans? How quickly do they need to be treated?

I will start by admitting my paranoia. I'm terrified to be tested for HIV. I am 30 years old and I have been happily married for 5 years. I have been sexually active since the age 16 and have not always practiced safe sex. Although I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not really a hepatitis question. However, the treatment of HIV now is much like diabetes or hypertension. If treated appropriately, and reasonably early the expectation is that people should live almost normal life spans. If you are worried... Read more »
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7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
Please could you distribute this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie


Dear Friends,

HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS'

Please fill in the online survey at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=... Read more »

Research study for newly infected people living in SF Bay Area

Posted by IRISStheSTUDY
If youre in the San Francisco Bay Area and newly diagnosed with HIV, you may be eligible to participate in research aimed to help people cope with the stress of being newly diagnosed.

Participants are assigned to contribute either by being... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »