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Hiv In The 80s

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I read your response to getting HIV in 80's vs 20's

I was diagnosed September 1991 and have been undetectable for almost 15 years. I have been on lots of meds but my question is this does this mean I could still develop resistance after all these years. I have also never had an optimistic...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the question.The key is that your virus has been suppressed. We may change medications from time to time if side effects develop (or to avoid side effects) and rethink treatment combinations when newer meds become available. These... Read more »

Its the stuck in the 80's guy

I am very interested in the prognosis of hiv patients because my freind was diagnosed. Ive been... Read more »

l think hiv meds are worse that hiv

Hi Dr Bob,l have been hiv positive for 5 years and going to doctors appointments every 4 months to... Read more »

We're Not in the '80s Anymore, Toto: What Hollywood Can Do About HIV Stigma

Scott McPherson This op-ed originally appeared on Since HIV was discovered in 1981, a magical twister hasn't blown us all away. No farmhouses have fallen onto ruby-soled witches. And no one has mastered the art of traveling by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: War on HIV Has Changed Since Terrible '80s

HIV Network of Edmonton is today a different agency than when it was formed by gay activists in 1984. The men who gathered around a kitchen table at that time to create a committee called the AIDS Network of Edmonton were responding to the city's... Read more »

Madonna's Poignant "AIDS Hysteria" Saturday Night Live Sketch Illuminates '80s-Era Stigma

Madonna spoke about AIDS at the beginning of the epidemic, long before many artists and others were willing to discuss what was considered a "taboo" topic. Recently, a video from Madonna's hosting gig on Saturday Night Live back in 1985 made its... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survey: Seniors Have Sex Into 70s, 80s

Many Americans remain sexually active well into old age, according to the results of a new study funded by the federal government. The report is based on two-hour, in-person, in-home interviews conducted with 3,005 men and women around the country.... Read more »
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In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
The New York Times, June 15, 2001, Page B1

The Big City: In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS


IN July of 1988, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the estimated number
of cases in New York City suddenly plummeted. The city health... Read more »

The faces of HIV...

Posted by still_here, 4 Replies
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HIV can incubate ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a friend who insists that he was told by an AIDS center that HIV can incubate for up to a year before you test this true? I told him no, but he insists that it is a true fact... Read more »

Looking for HIV doc in NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm new to NYC, and looking for a good HIV doc in Manhattan. Currently seeing success taking cocktail and HGH Serostim. My experience has been that many Drs shy away from HGH, but for me it's been helpful. Appreciate any referrals. Thanks! Read more »