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Hiv And Senior Citizens

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Senior citizen and HIV

Hi I just found out about this page and I think it's great we have the opportunity to ask questions to real doctors. I write because my mom(who is 65 years old) was diagnosed with HIV in May 2003. She got it due to a blood transfusion in December...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about your mother.There isn't a absolutely uniform consensus about when to start HIV medications. Current recommendations suggest starting therapy in asymptomatic persons with CD4 counts less than... Read more »

HIV negative partner non-US citizen

I recently found out that I am HIV positive. I informed my partner, and he tested negative.... Read more »

I have HIV, but not a U.S Citizen nor do I have health insurence

Dr. Bob:Hi. I tested poz, but where will I get help for meds etc. I am a legel alien with Green... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Cases Rise Sharply for N.J. Senior Citizens in Recent Years

... Through December 2008, state health officials had logged 1,282 persons age 65 or over who were living with HIV/AIDS. Women represented 32 percent of these patients. The number of HIV/AIDS cases among those 65 and older grew by 17.5 percent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Citizen / Examines Potential Impact of EU-India Free Trade Agreement on HIV/AIDS Patients in Developing Countries

...potential impact a free-trade agreement between the EU and India currently under negotiation could have on patients living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries. The article notes the concerns by some that provisions within the EU-India trade... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ottawa Citizen Examines Campaign Aimed at Changing Behavior in Uganda to Fight HIV/AIDS

...the spread of HIV in the country. Uganda "stands out as one of the world's success stories in battling and preventing" HIV/AIDS, the Citizen reports. The country's HIV/AIDS prevalence about 20 years ago was 15% among the general population and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambian President Mwanawasa Urges Citizens to Be Tested for HIV

...Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa on Friday urged Zambians to get tested for HIV, Xinhuanet reports. Mwanawasa said that the epidemic will "wipe out the country" if the country's citizens do not "take Read more »
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HIV/AID and the Senior Citizen

Posted by Anonymous
...I would like to interview an HIV/AIDs positive senior citizen for a Social Work Research Paper that I am working on that must be submitted to my professor on 11/09/03. Read more »


Posted by worrywart22, 5 Replies

Help is just a phone call away

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS group warns of increased infections due to teenage sex By THOMAS MICHALSKI [Image] Photo by THOMAS MICHALSKI April Wardlow, Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world Read more »