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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...the need to: Prevent HIV infection in this age group Understand the unique health effects of the virus in older HIV-positive people Improve the health and quality of life of older HIV-positive people Increase research on HIV and aging issues The aging HIV population is growing for two reasons: 1) Powerful HIV drugs are allowing many HIV-positive people to live into their 50s and beyond and 2) While most new HIV infections are in...
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HIV+ Aging With Warts?

I have had a couple of surgical procedures done in the past to remove skin cancer spots (Mholes). I now apparently have warts on my scalp (per a dermatologist at the VA Medical Center). Are they there because of aging or because of my HIV status?...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Warts are common in the general population but may be more common or more persistent in people with HIV. hey are not related to the skin cancers. Your doctor at the VA should treat then as per usual, such as with cryo (freezing) Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...brain: "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?")Speaking of aging, as you may recall from my first HIV and aging blog entitled "Time Warp," I discussed "Angelennie," my loveably dear octogenarian parents. I need to... Read more »

Long-term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Hi,I have been hiv+ for 23 years, whose CD4 count has fluctuated around 600. Viral load usually below 30,000. Four years ago my doctor took me off of meds, the logic that the drugs do not appear to affect the numbers either way. My new doc, who has...
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
I would agree with getting you back on meds, although I am not sure I understand the need for 5 drugs. Was significant resistance found? I am also not sure about the need for AZT in your case. It would be helpful if you had the resistance test... Read more »

Long-Term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Response to Dr. Holodniy's Question:I have Resistance: T69A, K70E, M184V and Other mutations, 98S, L135T, L63T, V771, 193L. She indicated that the AZT use was due to resistance factors. I was previously taking Videx, Zerit and Epiver over a 10-year...
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
The resistance mutations are not that significant to warrant such an aggressive regimen of so many drugs. I still don't understand the reason for AZT. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV and Aging Forum

... A town hall meeting entitled "The Consequences and Management of HIV and Aging" will take place on Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St. The meeting will Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Project Inform Forum Focuses on HIV and Aging

...States will be over 50. The proportion is already 40 percent in San Francisco, where Project Inform sponsored a recent forum on aging and HIV. "For the last 10 years we've been so excited about therapy helping people live longer that we've... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

HIV and Aging

...support, lack HIV-related information, live alone, have thoughts of suicide, and experience greater levels of stigma related to HIV and aging than older adults who aren't depressed. Depression may interfere with adherence to treatment, health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV/AIDS and Aging Workshop

... A workshop entitled "An Emerging Issue: HIV/AIDS and Aging, a Report of the Joint Workshop on HIV and Aging," will be presented Thursday, Oct. 28, at the LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco. The LGBT Community Partnership Read more »
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Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
... "Another Kind of AIDS Crisis" A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. http://nymag.com/health/features/61740/ Read more »

Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/health/06HIV.html?_r=2&em&ex=1199768400&en=4154b9c032ffd428&ei=5087 &oref=slogin&oref=slogin Read more »

Kansas City - Group for HIV poz, ages 17-25 ONLY

Posted by Anonymous
Join other positive young adults - find support and friends around the KC Metro area...this is restricted to young adults ages 17-25. Starting Mondays 4:00 - 5:30pm at KC Free Health Clinic, 3515 Broadway, KCMO Call Lara at 816-753-5144 ext. 243... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...As many of you know, I was diagnosed with HIV in September 1984; but, as with many others, I probably was initially infected years earlier. I started AZT in 1994, then DDC, Read more »