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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Elder

Elder ( Sambucus nigra ) is a bush with bluish berries that grows throughout Europe. The plant's bark is the most commonly used medicinal part, but its leaves, roots, berries and flowers may also have medicinal effects. Elder is primarily used to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV Cases Among Elderly in Puerto Rico Increasing

The number of new HIV cases recorded among people ages 60 and older in Puerto Rico is increasing, the Miami Herald reports. According to the Herald , 238 new HIV cases were recorded among people over age 60 during the year ending in September... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Provides No-Cost Condoms, HIV Tests to Elderly in Effort to Prevent Spread of Virus

The New York City Department for the Aging is providing no-cost condoms and HIV tests to the city's elderly population in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus throughout the group, the AP/ Forbes reports. According to Bernard Branson,... Read more »
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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 »

Elder woman with KS

My mother in law was diagnosed with KS about 5 years ago. She died shortly after at the age of 85. How can she have developed this disease being single, heterosexual and of this age? Is KS always related to HIV and AIDS? Thank you so much for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are many forms of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Your mother-in-law probably had a form called "classic KS" which occurs in elderly patients typically of either Mediterranean (Greek, Italian) or Jewish ancestry. This form is NOT related... Read more »
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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 from the rooftops: Do not ignore... Read more »

Seniors and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
The elderly are the biggest population in getting HIV toady in the US. Senior's engage in more dry sex as the body becomes more dry as you age. Some report also suggest that they engage in anal sex as it is easier for them. Its shocking to see so... Read more »

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Posted by Hneedlove
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