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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. The person who will allow me to conduct the interview's Identity will be... 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 »

These US citizens.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Im from Central America, Costa Rica. The ELISA test we have here are imported both from France and from US. You see our country is great, great health, most of our doctors have studied at Europe and at the USA. But we are a third world... Read more »

An HIV+ SENIOR

Posted by LoisPrice, 5 Replies
Hello reader - I have never done this before - posted I mean. I have been living with HIV for nearly 14 years without acknowledging to anyone but my doctor and my daughter that I am infected. But at the age of 62, in otherwise perfect health, I... Read more »

Cancun: Senior Trip

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello everyone, I am a 17 year old guy who has just been worrying if i got HIV while making out with a sex worker at a strip bar. I know i don't have much( or any) risk, despite the fact that i woke up with a sore on my mouth the next day( Dunno how... Read more »
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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...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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 »

Suceptibility of Senior Citizens

Dr. Frascino,Is the susceptibility of senior citizens to HIV more than that of younger persons because of aging and weakening of the immune system?I am a senior, just a little south of 70 and had an exposure, limited though it was, a few weeks ago...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Manamasan,The body's immune-response mechanisms do decrease somewhat with age; however, that does not necessarily increase your risk for HIV. The HIV statistics you quote are not age specific, so yes they would apply to horny granddaddies... Read more »

Will you answer a question for a senior citizen?

Hello, I've been reading this forum for a few months and have read through the archives and I believe this may be a first for you. Ok, so don't get mad if you've covered this question but you seem to care about everyone so here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey,Since when is a 50-something considered to be a "senior citizen???" Don't you know that 50 is the new 30? Besides, I'm 50-something and I'm certainly not a senior citizen. Many of my activities would tend toward the... Read more »

HIV/AIDS US Citizen

I'm a US Citizen that wants to retire in Mexico .. so what are my problems going to be/how can I get my meds, can I get into there health care system ... please help.. thanks.. Mark...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions for which I dont have ready answers. Obviously depends on your insurance/medicare status and what meds you can get in Mexico versus US. If any reader has knowledge about this situation please post. KH... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: HIV Rises Sharply Among Chinese Senior Citizens

The China Daily newspaper has reported a spike in the number of older men in China diagnosed with HIV in recent years. The National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention statistics showed that in 2005, 483 men age 60 and older were diagnosed... Read more »
PositiveWords

Senior Citizens: A Group Often Missed in HIV Care and Prevention

Anna was a peer counselor in the HIV prevention department of our AIDS service agency for just eight months. She was much older than our other women at 62. She called herself the "Mom" of the group. As a peer counselor, Anna was careful to ensure... 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 between... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Korea: Sex Counseling for Senior Citizens Needed, Survey Shows

Korea's elderly are sexually active and in need of information tailored to their age group, according to a recent study. In an investigation by researchers from the University of Seoul, 28 percent of 441 men and 581 women age 65 or older said they... Read more »