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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hiv And Aids In People Ages 18-25

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). Issues related to HIV and older people are receiving more and more attention as this population grows. In fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National...
Ask the Experts


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
...February 16, 2010I'm undoubtedly the most optimistic guy in the galaxy, bar none! Really, I am. For instance, you know how some people are cup-half-full folks and others are cup-half-empty folks? Well, I'm a cup-runneth-over kind of fellow. Yet... Read more »

Is Resveratrol effective against the aging effects of being HIV positive?

Dr. Henry,I've both read and heard on the news about the anti-aging effects of resveratrol and just wondered if there have been any studies of this supplement related to HIV?I was wondering if there are any known interactions with existing HIV meds,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A clinical trial of the drug was just halted due to unexpected kidney side effects. To my knowledge has not been studied in HIV infections. If any reader knows of any published study please post. KH Read more »

"The Age Of AIDS"

Thanks for the info about this PBS program. Just wanted to let you know I found it for free at and by typing The Age of AIDS into the search field. I believe you said it could be found at Net Flicks and Blockbuster, which is good for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm glad you found "The Age of AIDS" on It does a good job describing the first 25 years of the epidemic.Regarding a documentary that follows newly Read more »

middle aged and hiv

Ive read where basic average of someone who has hiv needing to go on meds is 5 years from infection and without meds dropping to 200 cd count between 8 to 10 years. Is this the same for someone in their late 40's? I read somewhere that people in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.We are learning more about HIV in older people. Because it can be overlooked, HIV is often diagnosed late in older people. They may already have lower CD4 counts when tested Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 † . Alternate Text: The figure above shows the annual rates of hospitalization with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS among persons aged ≥45 years in the United States from 1997-2007, by sex. From 1997 to 2007, a substantially... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newsweek Examines the Effect of Aging on People Living With HIV/AIDS

... Newsweek on Thursday examined the effects of aging on HIV-positive people older than age 50, who currently comprise the fastest-growing group of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. From 1990 to 2005, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged 50 and Older

... The Numbers Prevention Challenges What CDC Is Doing References The number of persons aged 50 years and older living with HIV/AIDS has been increasing in recent years. This increase is partly due to highly active Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Screening Among People Ages 55, Older Worthwhile, Study Finds

... Screening for HIV/AIDS among people ages 55 and older is worthwhile in terms of the potential savings in health care costs and the years of life gained from early Read more »
Connect With Others

21 wm lookin for other guys around my age

Posted by Studsmurf1985, 9 Replies
...Found this site thought it was helpful. Would love to find people around my age to chat with. Positive for 3 months. Anyone out there? :) Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies a call for our doctors and the researchers to pay more attention to the problems of ageing and HIV. For instance, older people are excluded from HIV drug trials in order to screen out the statistical noise caused by the effects of ageing. I... Read more »

Age of AIDS to air on PBS May 30 and 31

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
... PBS Frontline will air a documentary on HIV/AIDS from the first mysterious cases in the late 70's to the present Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...helped you to cope? How did you tell your family? What is your greatest struggle? HOw do you think HIV changes the life of a person in this age group? PLEASE respond. Your feedback will help me to educate others and to help them to realize the... Read more »