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Hiv And Africa Elders

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN News/AllAfrica.com Profiles NGO's Work With AIDS Orphans, Elderly Caretakers in Southern Sudan

IRIN News/AllAfrica.com on Monday profiled the Southern Sudan Older People's Organization and its work in assisting the elderly guardians of young people who have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related causes. The organization -- which in 2005... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Support for Elderly in Malawi Declining Because of HIV/AIDS, Poverty, Government Report Says

A recent government report -- titled Social Protection and Ageing in Malawi and conducted by Zifa Kazeze, formerly of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa -- says that Malawi's elderly population is seeing less care and support from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya Conference to Examine Role of Elderly in Caring for AIDS Orphans

Health workers from across Africa and Britain are gathering Wednesday for a three-day conference in Nairobi to discuss older people's role in caring for HIV/AIDS-infected orphans. "The number of AIDS orphans is rising drastically as the pandemic... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Elderly AIDS male slow to low vl high cd4

My husband is over 65 and was diagnosed HIV+ and HPB 10 months ago and has been on HAART for the past 10 months. His VL was over a million and CD4 coung less than 20. He has overcome lymphoma, perforated bowel, lung infection and is doing well...
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
Yes, he should be able to get to an undetectable viral load. Given where the viral load started, it could take as long as a year. If the viral load remains detectable at the level it currently is, it may require a modification in the HIV med regimen... Read more »

WORRIED ELDER BROTHER :(

Hello Doctor,I have tested HIV positive about 8 months ago. I didn't tell my family member about my status. I'm also not on any medications. Some days before my HIV test on one morning i used my razor to shave. That morning i nicked myself...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe good news is once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast... Read more »

consider you as elder brother.

dear Richard, I am from india and here the role of elder brother is no less then father. I am asking you this question as younger brother please help me bro I am crying each single day and have made my life hell. richard, 1.ONE STRANGER GAY...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I am honored that you would consider me an elder brother. Here are my thoughts on your questions:1: Low-risk to both partners. See below for our stance on oral sex.2: Makes it even less of a risk.3: OK.4: You might ask yourself WHY you feel... Read more »
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HIV pozz in South Africa

Posted by pozz_in_SA, 1 Reply
Are there any other guys from SA that visit this site? Read more »

HIV Suuport groups in South Africa Johannesburg

Posted by K8S
I have been googling support groups in South Africa and really could not find any.Is there any body here from Johannesburg in South Africa.And would really ove to now how to find a good HIV specialist in my area.Diagonised Marc this year and would... Read more »

An article about HIV stats in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, allot of attention has been focused on AIDS in Africa. Since most people can not be there to see for themselves what is happening, I believe it is very important to read other peoples reports about what is happening their rather than relying... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

Posted by Anonymous
Opportunity: VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern
Africa
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VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator, Southern Africa
UK 20,542 (GBP)

Based in Pretoria with significant regional travel
Responsible for co-ordinating the... Read more »