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Hiv Among Older Americans

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... 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 The Bottom Line How
Ask the Experts

STOPPING MY TRUVADA'?????? (BONE DISEASE AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

HII HAVE BEEN ON KALETRA Y TRUVADA FOR 4YRS NOW AND TODAY MY DC HAS TOLD ME TO STOP THE TRUVADA AND JUST TAKE KALETRA 2 IN THE MRNING N 2 EVENING??I HAVE JUST RECENTLY IN 2010 HAD 2 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS DUE TO AVASCULAR NICROSIS,PLEASE PLEASE IS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bone disease. Experts don't know why this happens. It could be due to HIV itself, HIV drugs, or HIV-positive people getting older. HIV-positive people have unusually high rates of three kinds of bone diseases:OsteoporosisOsteoporosis happens when... Read more »

Coinfection Treatment- Does old Mono treatment work better for acute patients

There is a lot of conflicting information for the best tratment for a coinfection. As I prepare to discuss this my Hep doctor, could you add your thoughts to what I should do.First, a May 31,2007 issue of Aids, "Is Peg inter mon the best firt line...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...in terms of approach and duration.Acute HCV: There are ongoing trials to see what the optimum treatment course should be for HIV infected patients with acute HCV. Some argue for monotherapy and some for combination therapy. I think the data argue... Read more »

Age 60

Hi Dr. BobI was negative in April 08 and diagnoed in July 08 positive at the age 60. My first CD4 in Sept was 472 VL 1300 just tested again in Dec. and CD4 was 622 and VL 3490. I have looked for info on hiv at 60 and find no real studies. I guess my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your provider seems too judgmental, try to change providers. It's better to have a provider who really knows you instead of holding back information. Let your provider know about the important people in your life: the people who will support you... Read more »

Like the older brother I never had.

Dr. Bob,You are one of the coolest people. I can tell that without even having met you. I am just a young guy, discovering this world, and myself in it. I live in one of those all-American Midwest towns. Prejudice is so strong here and people...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...now, Mark, I hope you and Robin slay "the big albatross in kitchen" and get back to being a passionate dynamic duo.I'll be your older brother anytime you need me.Dr. BobP.S. You and Robin look hot in those spandex/stretch Lycra super-hero... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medicare to Help With Screening for HIV in Older Americans

...insurance follows," said Judith Stein, executive director of the Mansfield, Conn.-based Center for Medicare Advocacy. Those 50 and older accounted for about one-quarter of HIV-infected adults in 2007, and the proportion may rise to 50 percent by... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Highlighting HIV Issues Among Older Americans

...York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported that 75% people living with HIV in the city were 40 years old or older and 37% were 50 years of age and older. This phenomenon is not just taking place in New York City -- similar... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

New Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS Among Black Americans 40 and Older Heads to Houston, TX

...over 50 years of age are 12 times higher among African Americans than among whites," according to Timothy G. Heckman, Ph.D. "Older people do not consider themselves at risk. Physicians rarely talk to older patients about sex or other risk... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Older Americans and HIV

...Individuals aged 50 and older account for over 11% (81,000) of AIDS cases in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read more »
Connect With Others

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...CDC said. Hispanics were 2.6 times more likely than whites to be infected. Click for related content AIDS virus decades older than thought AIDS epidemic hits men hard, analysis shows New HIV infections in NYC are 3 times U.S. rate In... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+. The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC developed Adaptation guidance to conduct... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+. The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC developed Adaptation guidance to conduct... Read more »

Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
...Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied with the spiritual leaders. I just Read more »