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Hiv And Aids Among Elderly Men

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV is similar in genetic structure and morphology to other lentiviruses that often cause immunodeficiency in their animal hosts in addition to slow, progressive wasting disorders, neurodegeneration and death. Like HIV in humans, animal viruses such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in cats, visna virus in sheep and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in monkeys primarily infect cells of the immune system such as T cells and...
Ask the Experts

What hospital would you suggest that I get a second opinion? (NON-HIV-RELATED KAPOSIS SARCOMA, 2010)

Dr. Robert,I am a 61 y/o gay male who is HIV negative and I have KS with HHV-8. I am being treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center. I use Panretin gel, however, I am not seeing significant progress. Is KS that rare in HIV neg. men?I am thinking about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."classic" KS tends to occur in elderly folks of Mediterranean, Eastern European and Middle Eastern heritage. It is more common in men than women. The lesions typically occur on the lower extremities and do not progress as quickly as AIDS-related... Read more »


hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...differences in one's genetic makeup, immune integrity, viral strain, adherence to medications, type and frequency of concurrent ailments and, of course, "luck," could all be playing a role. HIV/AIDS remains an unpredictable and incurable... Read more »

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" :-))- well never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of people over 50) Unprotected sexual activity. This may be heterosexual or homosexual sex. Viagra and other drugs that help men get and maintain an erection may contribute to increased rates of sexual activity and sexually transmitted diseases... Read more »

Longterm HIV and KS

I am a longterm (20 year) HIV survivor and have been on antivirals the entire time. I have never had an opportunistic infection but was just diagnosed with KS. I've read of the study in SF where KS is coming back but unable to find out much about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which are painless. They have not spread to internal organs or become aggressive. This type of KS is relatively common in older men in certain countries around the Mediterranean Sea. The classic KS as well as the aggressive AIDS-related KS is... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Five HIV Facts You Need to Tell Your Parents and Other Elders

...are certain that you are in a monogamous relationship. Err on the side of protecting your health. 2. HIV/AIDS is not a gay men's disease: Black men and women represent only 13 percent of the population but account for 45 percent of new HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune... Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

Zambia: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...among vulnerable groups has notbeen systematically monitored. However, HIV incidence in adults has stabilized at 1.6% (2% inwomen, 1.2% in men). Urban adult HIV prevalence at 19.7% is almost twice that of the ruralareas, 10.3%, and adults with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Permissive African Sexual Traditions Spread AIDS

...Men in the remote Kenyan town of Isiolo have long had sex with young virgins to purge themselves of afflictions or curses. The community Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men

Posted by TheBody, first-person stories, expert tips and podcasts on issues of importance to gay and bisexual men, same-gender loving men and men who have sex with men (MSM). Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream. Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a cocktail of drugs that changed the course of an epidemic.... Read more »

The Greying of HIV

Posted by Bear60
...HIV Goes Grey by Laura Whitehorn July 26, 2006Mind your elders: HIVs fastest-growing segment is about to get some long overdue attention. Data from the first comprehensive study of adults over 50 with HIV will shout it Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...Ramirez said. Four hundred fifty- seven of the reported AIDS cases reported to the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health (NEC-DOH) were infected through homosexual contact. At least four of them were reported only last April. ... Read more »